1. the state of experiencing a drug, usu. hallucinogenic, orig. only of LSD.
|(con. 1982–6) Cocaine Kids (1990) 138: [of cocaine] tripping to get high.|
|Do or Die (1992) 147: I got an uncle who smoked [PCP], and he got to trippin’, tearin’ the house up, takin’ off all his clothes.|
|Dark Spectre (1996) 50: To Vince, time not spent balling, tripping or bopping, preferably all at once, was time wasted.|
|Grits 94: Am a bit weary-a trippin since-a larst time which nirly blew me fuckin ead off.|
|Mothers Milk 40: This is incredible, it’s like tripping without the drugs.|
2. (US black, also tabbing) experiencing unpleasant effects as a result of consuming hallucinogens.
|Campus Sl. Oct. 6: tripping – suffering the ill effects of LSD. Also tabbing.|
3. emotionally unstable.
|Viva La Madness 45: Musta been trippin, soppy tart.|