kif

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English[edit]

Kif in a jar.

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Etymology[edit]

From Moroccan Arabic كيف (kīf).

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Noun[edit]

kif (uncountable)

  1. A kind of cannabis smoked in Morocco and Algeria, for narcotic or intoxicating effect.
    • 1809, James Grey Jackson, An Account of the Empire of Marocco, VIII:
      The kief, which is the flower and seeds of the plant, is the strongest, and a pipe of it half the size of a common English tobacco-pipe, is sufficient to intoxicate.
    • 1882, C. Rollin-Tilton, translating Edmondo de Amicis, Morocco: Its People & Places:
      I perceived the odour of kif, and recognised the voices of Selam the Second, Abd-el-Rhaman, and others; it was an Arab orgie in full swing.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 80:
      The trade goods – Persian rugs, salt, muskets, kif – trailed out behind them over the dunes, still lashed to the backs of rotting animals.
    • 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 52:
      ‘Some taxi driver, a Maghrebian…he suddenly swerved. They smoke kief, you know.’
  2. The trichome of marijuana, a green powdery substance that falls from dry marijuana high in THC and other cannabinoid compounds.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Moroccan Arabic كيف (kīf).

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Noun[edit]

kif m (uncountable)

  1. kif

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كيف (kayfa)

Pronoun[edit]

kif

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