Definition of kif in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɪf/
(also kef)


[mass 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.


South African informal
Very good (used as a general term of approval): that T-shirt’s kif
More example sentences
  • I’m 80% sure I’m going. Depends on the weather, but the band lineup looks kif!
  • Hey there!! Was really kif meeting you on Friday!!


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

Words that rhyme with kif

biff, cliff, glyph, if, miff, niff, quiff, riff, skew-whiff, skiff, sniff, spliff, stiff, tiff, whiff

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