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you dope

Postby DavidDe » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:12 am


I would like to know the meaning of 'you dope' in the following conversation.

While a family just got out from the house happily going to their friends house for thanksgiving :
"Are we taking the truck?", the son said.
"We're going up the street, you dope.", the father.

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Re: you dope

Postby Joe » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:28 am

One meaning of "dope" is "idiot" or "stupid person". In this context, it's a friendly way of saying "idiot" and not really meaning it.

Another meaning of "dope" is "illicit drugs", but that doesn't apply here.
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