joy pop n.
1. (drugs) an occasional injection of a narcotic by anyone who is not addicted.
|Detective Fiction Weekly 18 Mar. 59/1: If you should happen to hear anybody speaking of a suey-pow or a joy-pop or of gowing out the lemon bowl, [...] bring him right here .|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 135: joy prop [sic] An occasional shot of narcotic.|
|Monkey On My Back (1954) 162: He thought maybe one or two were, but others just took a ‘joy-pop’ now and then.|
|Delinquency, Crime, and Social Process 822: One may try repeatedly to take a few ‘joy pops’ and believe that he is controlling his habit.|
|(con. 1940s–60s) Eve. Sun Turned Crimson (1998) 108: Eventually picking up steady with a cat who was a junky — beginning to take an occasional joypop herself.‘Detroit Redhead’ in|
2. in fig. use.
|Tarantula Woman 48: This was Roscoe’s daily treat, the climax of his existence, his little joypop.|