Definitions For Nope

Etymology 1

Representing no pronounced with the mouth snapped closed at the end. Compare yep and welp.

Pronunciation

/noʊp/, [noʊp̚] (audio stream unavailable) {{rhymes, en, əʊp}}

Particle

{{en-part}} (informal) no, no.

Usage notes

The usage as a reply in the form of a single-word sentence has, since the 1850s, been far more common than any others.

Translations

Chinese: : Mandarin: 不啊 (bù a, sc=Hani), 不是啊 (búshì a, sc=Hani) Dutch: neu Finnish: ei French: bah German: nee, nö Hindi: नहीं, sc=Deva Indonesian: enggak Italian: no Japanese: いや, tr=iya, ううん, tr=uun, 違う, tr=ちがう, chigau Korean: 아니 Persian: نه, tr=na, sc=fa-Arab Portuguese: nem Romanian: nu Russian: не́-а Spanish: nop, no po {{qualifier, Chile}}, nel {{qualifier, slang, Mexico}} Swedish: nepp Turkish: hayır

Antonyms

yup yep yeah

Noun

NOPE (plural NOPEs) (informal) A negative reply, no. : {{ux, en, I'll take that as a nope, then.}} (slang) An intensely undesirable thing, such as a circumstance or an animal, eliciting immediate repulsion without possibility of further consideration.

Translations

Finnish: ei Swedish: nepp Turkish: hayır

Derived terms

nope out

Etymology 2

Probably a rebracketing of an ope (see 1823 quote), from alp.

Pronunciation

/nəʊp/ {{rhymes, en, əʊp}}

Noun

NOPE (plural NOPEs) (archaic, except near, _, Staffordshire) A bullfinch

Quotations

{{seeCites, en}}

Etymology 3

Possibly influenced by nape and knap.

Pronunciation

/nəʊp/

Noun

NOPE (plural NOPEs) (East Midlands, and, Northern England) A blow to the head.

Verb

nopes , noping , noped (archaic, East Midlands, and, Northern England) To hit someone on the head.

Anagrams

open, peno-, peon, pone

Is Nope a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Scrabble
6
Words with Friends
8

The word Nope is worth 6 points in Scrabble and 8 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Nope in a Sentence

  • “Have you finished the book yet?” “Nope.”

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