1. (US drugs, also oh) an ounce of a narcotic.
|AS XI:2 124/2: o. 1. Among addicts who use the needle it refers to an ‘ounce’ or piece of dope, especially of morphine.‘Argot of the Und. Narcotic Addict’ Pt 1 in|
|Narcotics Lingo and Lore.|
|Golden Orange (1991) 51: Says he got five ohs for takin on the transportation job.|
|‘Fire in the Booth’ [lyrics] We’d probably all be broke if [we] don't slang / That’s why I'm shotting O’s on the road fam.|
|‘Me OK’ [lyrics] 34 a unit, nine hundred a O.|
|‘Live Corn’ [lyrics] I'm still slanging these O’s, running through hoes.|
2. (drugs) opium.
|AS VIII:2 27: Opium is referred to specifically as O., mud, or hop, and the addict is known as a hophead, pipe-smoker, or cookie.‘Junker Lingo’ in|
|letter 5 May in Harris (1993) 83: Still smoke O once a week. It is different from needle kicks.|
|Real Bohemia 58: It is a member of the opium alkaloid family – which includes opium (called ‘O’).|
|Blue Movie (1974) 206: The ‘long-ago-and-far-away’ glitter in her eyes reflected the double dose of liquid O-meth she had dropped for the occasion.|
|in Body Shop 28: Old men sittin’ round the villes smoking O.|
|India Ink (1984) 45: By the second packet of o. we are sweating profusely and being given bowls of cold tea.‘Island of Gems’ in|
|(con. early 1950s) L.A. Confidential 365: Lamar Hinton said Spade smoked opium; Spade played the Lariat Room in Frisco – across from Chrissie Renfro’s place of death. Chrissie died with ‘O’ in her system.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 16: O — Opium.|
3. (US drugs) a $50 rock of cocaine.
4. (US drugs) an ounce of cannabis.
|‘No Tomorrow’ [lyrics] Lotta pound lotta O's / Lotta of bankrolls and clothes.|
(drugs) an opium addict.
|(con. 1964–8) Cold Six Thousand 314: O-heads boocoo. O-heads in orbit.|