1. in the context of hallucinogenic or other drugs.
(a) [1920s+] the experience that follows the ingestion of LSD or another hallucinogenic, or occas. narcotic.
(b) [1960s+] a dose of a hallucinogenic drug, usu. LSD.
(c) [1970s+] any form of drug experience.
2. in fig./ext. uses of sense 1.
(a) [1960s+] any form of experience, event, lifestyle or attitude.
(b) [1960s+] a challenging, surprising or otherwise out of the ordinary experience; often as it’s a trip.
(c) [1970s] anything considered simple.
(d) [1970s+] (US campus) an odd, eccentric person; a funny person.
(e) [1980s] an argument, a lecture, a story.
(f) [1980s+] (US campus) a cheering, pleasing event.
see separate entry.
[1990s+] (drugs) a regular consumer of LSD.
[1960s+] (drugs) dimethyltryptamine.
[1960s+] (drugs) a very potent, almost hallucinogenic variety of marijuana.
[1960s+] a fantasy about death, often stimulated by (hallucinogenic) drugs; also as adj.
1. an unpleasant experience induced after taking LSD.
2. in fig. use., anything unpleasant, tedious, depressing.
[1960s] (US drugs) an unpleasant experience following the taking of LSD.
[1960s] (drugs) a variety of quasi-drug experiences gained from smoking such natural substances as nutmeg, banana, mace, etc.
[1980s+] (W.I./UK black teen) used of one who is forever demanding attention, making themselves conspicuous.
1. under the influence of drugs.
2. crazy, temporarily insane; disorientated.
SE in slang uses
[late 18C–early 19C] to be mother to an illegitimate child.
[early 19C] (UK Und.) of a suspect criminal, to leave a town or place to avoid arrest.
see take for a ride under ride n.
[1940s+] (orig. gay) anal intercourse.