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Definition of pipe dream

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Synonyms for pipe dream


  • chimera,
  • conceit,
  • daydream,
  • delusion,
  • dream,
  • fancy,
  • fantasy
  • ( also phantasy ) ,
  • figment,
  • hallucination,
  • illusion,
  • nonentity,
  • phantasm
  • ( also fantasm ) ,
  • unreality,
  • vision

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Examples of pipe dream in a Sentence

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First Known Use of pipe dream

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pipe dream

from the fantasies brought about by the smoking of opium

Pipe dream definition is – an illusory or fantastic plan, hope, or story. How to use pipe dream in a sentence.