Definition of kef in English:

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kef

Pronunciation: /kef/
(also kif)

noun

A substance, especially cannabis, smoked to produce a drowsy state.
Example sentences
  • And in recent times, the medical applications of this venerable herb known severally as grass, weed, pot, cannabis, dope, jay, skunk, kif, or ganja have been documented by reputable professionals.
  • In the Rif Mountains, large quantities of marijuana, called kif, are grown for profit.
  • Many Middle Eastern and Northern African cultures have used cannabis for sexual purposes in a potent form known as kif as recently as the early 20th Century.

Origin

Early 19th century: from Arabic kayf 'enjoyment, well-being'.

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Syllabification: kef

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