whippit

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Etymology[edit]

From whipped cream, since "whippits" are typically sold in the United States for use in making whipped cream.

Noun[edit]

whippit (plural whippits)

  1. (slang) Cartridges of nitrous oxide (laughing gas), used as a recreational inhalant drug.
    • 2004, M. A. Miller et al, "Nitrous oxide 'whippit' abuse presenting as clinical B12 deficiency and ataxia", in American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Elsevier, Volume 2, Issue 2, Page 124.
    • 2006, Nitin K. Sethi et al, "Nitrous Oxide 'Whippit' Abuse Presenting with Cobalamin Responsive Psychosis", in Journal of Medical Toxicology, University of Pennsylvania Press, Volume 2, Number 2, Page 71.

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