Origin of nopeAlteration of no 1
- (informal) No.
The above usage has, since the 1850s, been far more common than any others.
- (informal) A negative reply, no.
- I'll take that as a nope, then.
Representing no pronounced with the mouth snapped closed at the end.
- (archaic except near Staffordshire, England) A bullfinch
(third-person singular simple present nopes, present participle noping, simple past and past participle noped)
- (archaic) Martha's Vineyard.
From a Wampanoag name for the island (perhaps just for Gay Head, as 1841 cite).