dop, verb1

a. intransitive. To fail.
1955 E. Bold in Pietersburg Eng. Medium School Mag. Nov. 35As we finished the sentence on Atilla the Hun Most of us were sure of ‘dopping’.
1970 Informant, KrugersdorpDop. To fail at school.
1971 Informant, GrahamstownHe said he has no doubts about my dopping at the end of the year — sorry, I mean my passing!
1974 Eng. Usage in Sn Afr. Vol.1 No.5, 17‘I’m going to dop.’ Going to fail (an examination).
b. transitive. To fail (something).
1970 M. Gorbel Informant, BloemfonteinHe dopped standard six.
1974 Informant, Grahamstown(student essay) You hear children saying ‘I dopped that exam’.
To fail.
To fail (something).
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