Definition of stompie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstɒmpi/

noun (plural stompies)

South African informal
1A cigarette butt.
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.
Example sentences
  • I once burned the tip of my nose lighting up a stompie.


pick up stompies

South African informal Break into a conversation of which one has heard only the end.
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?


Afrikaans, diminutive of stomp 'stump'.

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