Opiate Slang Dictionary

[ A ]

AC/DC — codeine cough syrup
Agonies — withdrawal symptoms
Ah-pen-yen — opium
AIP — heroin from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan
Al Capone — heroin
Amidone — methadone
Antifreeze — heroin
Apache — fentanyl
Aries — heroin
Aunt Hazel — heroin
Aunti — opium
Aunti Emma — opium
Author — doctor who writes illegal prescriptions

[ B ]

Back jack — injecting opium
Bad bundle — inferior quality heroin; damaged heroin
Balloon — heroin supplier; balloon containing narcotics
Ballot — heroin
Bang — to inject a drug
Barr — codeine cough syrup
Bart Simpson — heroin
Batman — cocaine; heroin
Batt — IV/hypodermic needle
Beans — OxyContin; Percocet
Big bag — heroin
Big guys — 80 mg OxyContin pills or generic equivalent
Big H — heroin
Big Harry — heroin
Big O — opium
Bin Laden — heroin (post-9/11)
Bindle — small packet of drug powder; heroin
Bipping — snorting heroin and cocaine, either seperately or together
Black — opium
Black eagle — heroin
Black hash — opium mixed with hashish
Black pearl— heroin
Black pill — opium pill
Black Russian — opium mixed with hashish
Black stuff — heroin; opium
Black tar — heroin
Blanco (Spanish) — heroin; cocaine
Blank — container of unknown, nonnarcotic powder sold as heroin
Blows — heroin
Blue bag — heroin
Bomb — crack; heroin; large marijuana cigarette; high-potency heroin
Bombido — heroin; injectable amphetamine; depressants
Bombs away — heroin
Bonita (Spanish) — heroin
Boy — cocaine; heroin
Bozo — heroin
Brain damage — heroin
Brea (Spanish) — heroin
Brick gum — heroin
Broja — heroin
Brown — heroin
Brown crystal — heroin
Brown rhine — heroin
Brown sugar — heroin
Brown tape — heroin
Bull dog — heroin
Bundle — heroin
Burned — purchase fake drugs; getting ripped off during a drug deal
Butu — heroin

[ C ]

Caballo (Spanish) — heroin
Caca — heroin
Calbo (Spanish) — heroin
Canade — heroin/marijuana combination
Candy — OxyContin
Capital H — heroin
Caps — heroin; psilocybin/psilocin; crack; gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
Carga (Spanish) — heroin
Carne (Spanish) — heroin
Chandoo/chandu — opium
Chapopote (Spanish) — heroin
Charley — heroin
Chasing the dragon — smoking heroin; crack mixed with heroin; chasing the initial high
Chasing the tiger — to smoke heroin
Chiba — heroin
Chicle (Spanish) — heroin
Chieva — heroin
China girl — fentanyl
China town — fentanyl
China white — fentanyl; heroin; synthetic heroin
Chinese molasses — opium
Chinese red — heroin
Chinese tobacco — opium
Chip — heroin
Chipper — an occasional drug user (applies to all drug use, including cigarette smoking)
Chipping — using drugs occasionally (applies to all drug use, including cigarette smoking)
Chiva/chieva (Spanish) — heroin
Choco-fan — heroin
Chocolate — marijuana; opium; amphetamine
Chocolate-chip cookies — MDMA combined with heroin or methadone
Climax — heroin; crack; isobutyl nitrate; inhalants
Cocofan (Spanish) — brown tar heroin
Cold turkey — quitting drugs abruptly and without tapering first
Cook — mix heroin with water; heating heroin in preparation for injection
Cook down — process in which users liquefy or “melt” heroin in order to inhale it
Cop — to obtain/purchase drugs
Cotics — heroin
Coties — codeine
Cotton brothers — cocaine, heroin, and morphine
Cotton fever — critically high temperature associated with accidentally injecting cotton fibers into the bloodstream
Courage pills — heroin; depressants
Crackers — Talwin (Pentazocine) and Ritalin injected for effects similar to the effects produced by heroin mixed with cocaine
Crank — crack cocaine; heroin; amphetamine; methamphetamine; methcathinone
Crap — low quality heroin
Crash — the dysphoric effects that arise after the primary effects of a drug wears off
Crop — low-quality heroin
Crown crap — heroin
Cruz (Spanish) — opium from Veracruz, Mexico
Cura (Spanish) — heroin
Cut — an adulterant mixed in with powdered drugs to increase quantity and profit, which also lowers potency
Cut-deck — heroin cut with powdered milk

[ D ]

Dance fever — fentanyl
Dead on arrival (DOA) — heroin (DOA has also been used to describe crack & PCP)
Dead president — heroin
Deck — 1 to 15 grams of heroin
Deuce — heroin
Diesel — heroin
Dime bag — $10 worth of drugs
Dime’s worth — amount of heroin to cause death
Dinosaurs — heroin users in their forties and fifties
Dirt — heroin
Dog/dogg (dawg) — close/good friend
Dog food — heroin
Dogie — heroin
Doogie/doojee/dugie — heroin
Dooley — heroin
Doosey — heroin
Dope — heroin; marijuana; any other drug
Dope fiend — a person dependent on drugs
Dopium — opium
Dors and 4s — combination of Doriden and Tylenol #4 (60 mg of codeine phosphate)
Double-breasted dealing — dealing cocaine and heroin together
Dover’s deck — opium
Dover’s powder — opium
Down — codeine cough syrup
Dr. Feelgood — heroin
Dragon rock — mixture of heroin and crack
Dream gun — opium
Dream stick — opium
Dreamer — morphine
Dreams — opium
Dreck — heroin
Duji — heroin
Dujre — heroin
Dynamite — cocaine mixed with heroin
Dyno — heroin
Dyno-pure — heroin

[ E ]

Easing powder — opium
Eighth — an eighth ounce of marijuana or heroin
Eighty — an 80 mg OxyContin pill or generic equivalent
El diablito (Spanish) — cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and PCP
El diablo (Spanish) — cocaine, marijuana, and heroin
Emsel — morphine
Estuffa — heroin

[ F ]

Feenin — having a strong craving for a drug
Ferry dust — heroin
Fi-do-nie — opium
First line — morphine
Fix — administering a drug after being in withdrawal and the relief associated with being high again
Fizzies — methadone
Flea powder — low-purity heroin
Foil — heroin
Foo foo stuff — heroin; cocaine
Foolish powder — cocaine; heroin
Forty — 40 mg OxyContin pill or generic equivalent
Forty bar — 40 mg OxyContin pill or generic equivalent
Frisco special — cocaine, heroin, and LSD
Frisco speedball — cocaine, heroin, and a dash of LSD
Front — have drugs lended on a credit-based system
Furra — heroin

[ G ]

Galloping horse — heroin
Gallup — heroin
Gamot — heroin
Garbage — low-quality heroin
Gato (Spanish) — heroin
Gee — opium
George — heroin
George smack — heroin
Get off — to inject a drug; to get high
Getting snotty — using heroin
Give wings — inject someone or teach someone how to inject heroin
Glacines — heroin
Glass — heroin; amphetamine; hypodermic needle; methamphetamine
God’s drug — morphine
God’s medicine — opium
Gold — marijuana; crack cocaine; heroin
Golden girl — heroin
Golpe — heroin
Goma (Spanish) — black tar heroin; opium
Gondola — opium
Gong — marijuana; opium
Good — PCP; heroin
Good and plenty — heroin
Good H — heroin
Good Horse — heroin
Goodfellas — fentanyl
Goric — opium
Gravy — heroin
Great bear — fentanyl
Great tobacco — opium
Gum — opium
Guma — opium

[ H ]

H — heroin
H & C — heroin & cocaine
H Caps — heroin
Hache — heroin
Hairy — heroin
Half piece — half ounce of heroin or cocaine
Hard candy — heroin
Hard stuff — heroin; opium
Harry — heroin
Hayron — heroin
Hazel — heroin
H-bomb — MDMA mixed with heroin
Heat — police or narcotics officers
Heaven — cocaine; heroin
Heaven dust — cocaine; heroin
Helen — heroin
He-man — fentanyl
Henry — heroin
Hera — heroin
Hero — heroin
Hero of the underworld — heroin
Heroina (Spanish) — heroin
Herone — heroin
Hillbilly heroin — OxyContin or generic equivalent
Him — heroin
Hocus — marijuana; opium
Hombre (Spanish) — heroin
Homicide — heroin cut with scopolamine or strychnine
Hong-yen — heroin in pill form
Hop/hops — opium
Horse — heroin
Horsebite — heroin
Hospital heroin — Dilaudid
Hot dope— heroin
Hot heroin — heroin poisoned to give a police informant
Hows — morphine
HRN — heroin
Hype — herion addict; an addict; MDMA
Hype stick — hypodermic needle

[ I ]

Indonesian bud — marijuana; opium
Isda — heroin
Itchies — OxyContin; opioids in general (stems from the side effect caused by histamine release in the brain, itching)

[ J ]

Jackpot — fentanyl
Jee gee — heroin
Jerry Springer — heroin
Jive — marijuana; heroin; drugs
Jive doo jee — heroin
Joharito — heroin
Jojee — heroin
Jolly pop — casual user of heroin
Jones — heroin
Jonesing/jonesin’ — drug craving
Joy — heroin
Joy flakes — heroin
Joy plant — opium
Joy powder — cocaine; heroin
Junco — heroin
Junk — cocaine; heroin
Junkie — addict

[ K ]

Kabayo — heroin
Karachi — heroin, phenobarbital, and methaqualone
Karo — codeine cough syrup
Keester plant — drugs hidden in the rectum
Kick — getting off a drug habit
Kicker — OxyContin or generic equivalent
Kiddie dope — prescription drugs
King ivory — fentanyl

[ L ]

La buena (Spanish) — heroin
LBJ — heroin; LSD; PCP
Lean — codeine cough syrup
Lemonade — heroin; poor-quality drugs
Lipton Tea — poor-quality drugs
Little bomb — heroin; amphetamine; depressants
Load — (25) twenty-five bags of heroin
Loaded — high

[ M ]

Manteca (Spanish) — heroin
Matsakow — heroin
Mayo — cocaine; heroin
Meth speedball — methamphetamine combined with heroin
Mexican brown — marijuana; heroin
Mexican horse — heroin
Midnight oil — opium
Mira (Spanish) — opium
Miss Emma — morphine
Mister blue — morphine
Mojo — cocaine; heroin
Moonrock — crack mixed with heroin
Moonstone — when a dealer shaves a slice of MDMA into a bag of heroin
Morf — morphine
Morotgara — heroin
Morpho — morphine
Mortal combat — high-potency heroin
M.S. — morphine
Mud — heroin; opium
Murder one — heroin and cocaine
Murder 8 — fentanyl
Murotugora — heroin
Muzzle — heroin

[ N ]

Nailed — arrested; caught
Nanoo — heroin
New Jack Swing — heroin and morphine
Nice and easy — heroin
Nickel bag — $5 of drugs; heroin
Nickel deck — heroin
Nod — an effect of opiates and opioids where the user switches between a half-asleep dreamy state and semi-consciousness
Nods — codeine cough syrup
Noise — heroin
Nose — cocaine; heroin
Nose drops — liquefied heroin
Number 3 — cocaine; heroin
Number 4 — heroin
Number 8 — heroin
Nurse — heroin

[ O ]

O — opium
Ogoy — heroin
Oil — heroin; PCP
Old navy — heroin
Old Steve — heroin
On the ball — when a dealer shaves a slice of MDMA into a bag of heroin
On the nod — under the influence of an opiate or opioid
One and Ones — Talwin and Ritalin combination injected to produce an effect similar to cocaine mixed with heroin
One way — LSD; heroin
One-on-one house — where cocaine and heroin can be purchased
One-plus-one sales — selling cocaine and heroin together
One-stop shop — Place where multiple drugs are sold
O.P. — opium
Ope — opium; an opiate; an opioid
Opes — opiates; opioids (SE PA)
Orange crates — OxyContin or generic equivalent
Orange crush — OxyContin or generic equivalent
Orange line — heroin
Ox — OxyContin pill or generic equivalent
Oxicotten — OxyContin pill or generic equivalent
Oxy — OxyContin pill or generic equivalent
Oxy 80 — an 80 mg OxyContin pill or generic equivalent
Oxycet — pharmaceutical containing both oxycodone and acetaminophen; a semisynthetic opiate
Oxycotton — OxyContin pill or generic equivalent

[ P ]

Pack — marijuana; heroin
Pancakes and syrup — combination of glutethimide and codeine cough syrup
Pangonadalot — heroin
Paper — a dosage unit of heroin; one-tenth gram or less of the drug ice, or methamphetamine
Paper boy — heroin peddler
Parachute — to pulverize a pill into a fine powder, wrap it in a tissue, and swallow to get high faster; heroin; smokable crack and heroin mixture
Peg — heroin
Pen yan — opium
Perfect high — heroin
Perks/percs — Percocet; oxycodone/acetaminophen containing pharmaceuticals
Perlas (Spanish) — street dealer (heroin)
P-funk — crack mixed with PCP; heroin
Pharming — consuming a mixture of prescription drugs
Pill houses — residences where pills are illicitly sold
Pin gon — opium
Pin yen — opium
Poison — heroin; fentanyl
Polo — mixture of heroin and motion-sickness drug
Polvo (Spanish) — heroin; PCP
Poor man’s heroin — OxyContin pill or generic equivalent
Poppy — heroin
Pox — opium
Predator — heroin
Primo — crack; marijuana mixed with cocaine; crack and heroin; heroin, cocaine, and tobacco
Primos — cigarette laced with cocaine and heroin
Pulborn — heroin

[ Q ]

Quill — cocaine; heroin; methamphetamine

[ R ]

Racehorse Charlie — cocaine; heroin
Ragweed — inferior-quality marijuana; heroin
Rambo — heroin
Rane — cocaine; heroin
Raw fusion — heroin
Raw hide — heroin
Red chicken — heroin
Red eagle — heroin
Red rock — heroin
Red rock opium — incense sold as opium; heroin, barbital, strychnine, and caffeine
Red rum — heroin, barbital, strychnine, and caffeine
Red stuff — heroin, barbital, strychnine, and caffeine
Reindeer dust — heroin
Rhine — heroin
Ritz and Ts — a combination of Ritalin and Talwin injected
Rollers — police

[ S ]

Sack — heroin
Salt — heroin
Sam — federal narcotics agent
Sandwich — two layers of cocaine with a layer of heroin in the middle
Satch cotton — fabric used to filter a solution of narcotics before injection
Scag — heroin
Scat — heroin
Scate — heroin
Scott — heroin
Second to none — heroin
Serial speedballing — sequencing cocaine, cough syrup, and heroin over a half-day period
Sharps — hypodermic needles
Shit — heroin
Shmeck/schmeek — heroin
Shoot — heroin
Silk — heroin
Skag — heroin
Skee — opium
Skid — heroin
Skunk — marijuana; heroin
Slanging — selling drugs
Sleeper — heroin; depressants
Slime — heroin
Smack — heroin
Smoking gun — heroin and cocaine
Snow — cocaine; heroin; amphetamine
Snowball — cocaine and heroin
Speedball — cocaine mixed with heroin; crack and heroin smoked together; methylphenidate (Ritalin) mixed with heroin
Speedballing — to shoot up or smoke a mixture of cocaine and heroin or any stimulant and depressant for that matter
Spider — heroin
Spider blue — heroin
Spike — heroin cut with scopolamine or strychnine; to inject a drug; IV/hypodermic needle
Spoon— one-sixteenth ounce of heroin; instrument used to prepare heroin for injection
Stuff — heroin
Sweet dreams — heroin
Sweet Jesus — heroin

[ T ]

Tango & Cash — fentanyl
Tar — crack and heroin smoked together; heroin; opium
Taste — heroin; small sample of drugs
Tecata (Spanish) — heroin
Tecatos — Hispanic heroin addict
Thanie — heroin
The beast — heroin
The witch — heroin
Thoroughbred — drug dealer who sells pure narcotics
Thunder — heroin
Tigre (Spanish) — heroin
Tigre blanco (Spanish) — heroin
Tigre del norte (Spanish) — heroin
Tits — black tar heroin
T.N.T. — heroin; fentanyl
TNT — fentanyl
Tongs — heroin
Tools — equipment used for injecting drugs
Tootsie Roll — heroin
Top drool — heroin
Toxy — opium
Toys — opium
Tracks/track marks — needle marks, many times forming a row/line, on a person
Train — heroin
Twin Towers — heroin (post-9/11)

[ U ]

Uncle — federal agents
Unkie — morphine

[ V ]

Vidrio (Spanish) — heroin

[ W ]

When-shee — opium
White — heroin; amphetamine
White boy — heroin
White girl — cocaine; heroin
White horse — cocaine; heroin
White junk — heroin
White nurse — heroin
White stuff — heroin
Wicked — a potent brand of heroin
Wings — cocaine; heroin
Witch — cocaine; heroin
Witch hazel — heroin
Works — equipment for injecting drugs
WTC — heroin (post-9/11)

[ Y ]

Yen Shee Suey — opium wine

[ Z ]

Z — one ounce of heroin
Ze — opium
Zero — opium
Zoquete (Spanish) — heroin

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