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reefer 1

Syllabification: reef·er
Pronunciation: /ˈrēfər/

noun

informal
1A marijuana cigarette.
Example sentences
  • Establishments sell grass openly and the customers (Vietnamese rarely smoke) roll and lazily smoke reefers like a cigarette.
  • Hide hand-rolled cigarettes and an occasional reefer from folks at church.
  • They put a cannabis reefer between his fingers.
1.1Marijuana.
Example sentences
  • So getting back to marijuana and reefer, you talk about wanting to decriminalize it, I mean, isn't that sort of a namby-pamby half step?
  • Sure, some people might trade up from a Geo to a Ford Taurus, but what about your layabout Cousin Todd, whose entire income comes from selling the Grade Z reefer he grows in his basement?
  • I was in the U.S. Army, having the time of my life. I absolutely loved reefer and acid, and when I tried junk I loved that too.

Origin

1930s: perhaps related to Mexican Spanish grifo '(smoker of) cannabis'.

Words that rhyme with reefer

feoffor

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reefer 2 Syllabification: reef·er
Pronunciation: /ˈrēfər/

noun

Short for reefer jacket.
Example sentences
  • The cotton reefer and trench sits with cropped Capri pants.
  • Curvy or busty women look better in belted coats or coats with fairly full skirts than in straight-cut reefer styles.

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reefer 3 Syllabification: reef·er
Pronunciation: /ˈrēfər/

noun

informal
A refrigerated truck, railroad car, or ship.
Example sentences
  • Behind the locomotive is a reefer (refrigerator car) to supply ice for drinking water in the sleepers.
  • Crews in Salinas would load a modified boxcar, a reefer, with cartons of lettuce and crushed ice.
  • At times, the Idaho Falls yard is a sea of reefers and covered hoppers.

Origin

Early 20th century: abbreviation.

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