See also: með and meth-

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɛθ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛθ

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of methamphetamine.

NounEdit

meth (countable and uncountable, plural meths)

  1. (informal) Methamphetamine, especially in the form of the crystalline hydrochloride.
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Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of methadone.

NounEdit

meth (countable and uncountable, plural meths)

  1. (informal) Methadone.
    • 1998 November 14, Markus, “Re: METH”, in alt.recovery, Usenet[1]:
      Dunno why you want to try and make last any longer than it already does. Meth has to be the single most wicked shit I ever involved myself with. But as far as what it actually does, your best bet would be to trot down to the local library and look it up.

Etymology 3Edit

From meths or methylated spirits, as stereotypically drunk by tramps.

NounEdit

meth (plural meths)

  1. (derogatory, Liverpudlian, Manchester) A tramp.

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Etymology 4Edit

From metheglin, from Welsh meddyglyn, from meddyg (medicinal) (from Latin medicus) + llyn (liquor) (cognate with Irish lionn and Gaelic leann).

NounEdit

meth (countable and uncountable, plural meths)

  1. A spiced mead, originally from Wales.
    • 1678, John Worlidge, Vinetum Britannicum, or a Treatise of Cider, 3rd edit.:
      The Russians, Swedes, Danes, and those of Northern Inhabitants, exceed all the rest, having made the drinking of Brandy, Aqua Vitae, Hydromel, Beer, Mum, Meth, and other Liquors in great quantitites, so familiar to them, that they usually drink our countrymen to death.

Etymology 5Edit

Clipping of method, which see.

NounEdit

meth (countable and uncountable, plural meths)

  1. (slang) Marijuana.

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

meth

  1. Alternative form of mede (mead (beverage))

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish مدح(medh), from Arabic مَدْح(madḥ), verbal noun of مَدَحَ(madaḥa, to praise, eulogize).

NounEdit

meth (definite accusative methi, plural methler)

  1. praise, eulogy

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ReferencesEdit

  • Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–), “meth”, in Nişanyan Sözlük
  • The Redhouse Dictionary Turkish/Ottoman English, 21st edition, 2013, →ISBN