What Does HOPIUM Mean?

HOPIUM is a fictional drug that induces unfounded optimism.

Hopium is a combination of the words "hope" and "opium." It is typically used humorously or disparagingly to refer to someone expressing irrational optimism. For example:
  • You think I'm gonna date you, just because you bought me a drink? You need to lay off the hopium!
  • Anyone who thinks they are going to be able to stage a comeback after that performance, must be smoking class A hopium.
  • They are on the hopium if they think they will retain control after the mid-terms.
The concept of hopium is similar to that of copium, which is a fictional drug that helps with coming to terms with a situation.

Summary of Key Points

"Fictional Drug That Induces Unfounded Optimism" is the most common definition for HOPIUM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Fictional Drug That Induces Unfounded Optimism
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


An Academic Look at HOPIUM

As it is formed by merging two words (or parts of words) into one, hopium is classified as a portmanteau word. It is formed by amalgamating hope and opium.

Other examples of portmanteau words are smog (smoke and fog), flurona (flu and corona), and brunch (breakfast and lunch).

Example of HOPIUM Used in a Text


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