a drug taken illegally for recreational purposes, especially marijuana or heroin.
That doesn't make cannabis a gateway - that people who might use heroin start with dope is not the same as saying that people who use dope might use heroin.
a stupid person.
though he wasn't an intellectual giant, he was no dope, either
information about a subject, especially if not generally known.
our reviewer will give you the dope on hot spots around the town
a varnish applied to the fabric surface of model aircraft to strengthen them and keep them airtight.
Airplanes were made of dope , fabric, and wood - all highly flammable.