Definition of spliff in English:


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Pronunciation: /splɪf


British informal
  • 1A cannabis cigarette.
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    • I think so, a lot of people would be smoking spliffs instead of having cigarettes.
    • Being a retired Inspector from the Met, you would think my Stepfather could differentiate between sucking on a few bummed low-grade resin spliffs in my back garden, and developing a crack/heroin habit.
    • When liberal middle class voices shout for legalization they are talking about sly spliffs under the kitchen table rather than the collapse of underclass Britain in to a drug induced haze.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] Cannabis: good spliff demands good food
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    • When I was younger and living in the ‘Ghetto’ not everyone had a TV but it was nice to go around to someone's house for Tea, spliff and Blakes Seven or the Sweeney.
    • His dad categorically says to him ‘No spliff, no women and don't see Mercy’ and he does all three within five minutes.
    • He smelled like kerosene, Chai tea, and spliff, and incense, and crackling fires.


1930s (originally West Indian): of unknown origin.

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