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roid

1. noun, slang A shortening of "steroid," referring specifically to anabolic steroids that are used for building muscle mass. Almost exlusively used in the plural. You can't just shoot up roids and get jacked—it still requires a ton or work and dedication! He was thrown out of the professional league for cheating with roids.
2. adjective, slang Used in informal, typically derogatory references to the use or abuse of anabolic steroids (to gain muscle mass). Sometimes hyphenated in such constructions. A lot of people assume I'm some sort of roid head because of the size of my pecs and biceps. Jack flew into a roid-rage when someone spilled his protein shake in the weight room.

roids

n. steroids. The guy’s on roids. He looks like G. I. Joe.
See also: roid
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Experts also said it is likely Martin was experiencing 'roid rage' - an aggressive side affect of steroid use.
One of the most common reactions is "'roid rage," in which a person suddenly flies into an inexplicable and intense rage.
I think it was a bit of a 'roid rage" Actor Charlie Sheen on a series of bizarre media interviews "I felt old at 23, sad to say.
What they are actually doing is forcing dirt and sweat into their bodies because they haven't swabbed the skin." But Mr Lowes, a needle exchange worker who provides 'roid users with clean needles, said the side effects can be even worse.
'Roid rage: They increase aggression and can cause mood swings, confusion, depression, paranoia, even psychosis and suicide.
We then went to the university to shred an eight-stair, where some football coach unleashed his 'roid rage and nearly ate Paul Trep.
FEW men could make Graham Norton look butch, but compared to Julian Clary's appearance in Glasgow on Sunday night the Irish comic seems like the Terminator with 'roid rage.
More often than not the butch, who looks more like an underpaid government bureaucrat than a nubile dynamo, wears her shabby boxers throughout--because, no doubt, she has "issues"--and judging by the 'roid acne on her scapulae and the ashen cast of her skin, it's probably a mercy that she does.
Anecdotal accounts of harrowing side effects are not hard to find--everything from "'roid rage" to sketchy rumors of a female East German swimmer forced to undergo a sex change operation because of the irreversible effects of excess testosterone.
Prosecutors said Leiderman offered a "raging bull" defense saying: "The defense attorney characterized Koppenhaver as a 'raging bull' with brain injuries from his fighting career and emotions inflamed by the use of steroids and non-prescription stimulant and antidepressant drugs that combined could have caused mood swings and violence that Leiderman termed 'roid rage.'"
But here in Wales, and in the Valleys in particular, police will talk of the record of an epidemic of late night violence being driven by what's called 'roid rage.
Cedric, a West Hollywood, Calif., resident who did not want his real name used, recently began his first "'roid cycle" after noticing that a few of his friends with similar workout regimens were building muscle mass at seemingly twice the rate he was.
He was addicted to steroids and prone to 'roid rage'.