Definition of stompie in English:

stompie

Line breaks: stom|pie
Pronunciation: /ˈstɒmpi
 
/

noun (plural stompies)

South African informal
  • 1A cigarette butt.
    More example sentences
    • There are even signs to ask smokers, when they go on to the pavement to smoke, not to drop their stompies on the street.
    • I must admit that stompies are the rubbish I find the most.
    • I must point out that the place was spotless, I didn't see any overflowing dirt bins and papers or even stompies lying around.
  • 1.1A half-smoked cigarette kept for later use.
    More example sentences
    • I once burned the tip of my nose lighting up a stompie.

Phrases

pick up stompies

Break into a conversation of which one has heard only the end.
More example sentences
  • Not sure if I was picking up stompies but I thought I heard that there was something of the sort on market?
  • I often wonder if people bother to read entire threads of this kind of thing, or just pick up stompies?

Origin

Afrikaans, diminutive of stomp 'stump'.

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