kif

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English[edit]

Kif in a jar.

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Etymology[edit]

From Moroccan Arabic كيف(kīf, opiate), from Arabic كَيْف(kayf, joy).

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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, chapter VIII, in An Account of the Empire of Marocco:
      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, Edmondo de Amicis, C. Rollin-Tilton, transl., 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, published 2006, page 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, published 2011, page 52:
      ‘Some taxi driver, a Maghrebian…he suddenly swerved. They smoke kief, you know.’
    • 2012, Susan Sontag, “9/5/65 Tangier, Tetouan”, in David Rieff, editor, As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh, Farrar, Straus and Giroux:
      Kif melts the brain; dexemyl sharpens the edges. (Kif makes you drift—makes you forget what someone said a minute before–hard to follow a long story or joke, [] )
  2. The state of relaxed stupor induced by cannabis.
  3. The trichome of marijuana, a green powdery substance that falls from dry marijuana high in THC and other cannabinoid compounds.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian کیف(kif).

Noun[edit]

kif (definite accusative kifi, plural kiflər)

  1. (South Azerbaijani) handbag
    Synonyms: çanta, sumka

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Moroccan Arabic كيف(kīf), from Arabic كَيْف(kayf, opiate).

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Noun[edit]

kif m (uncountable)

  1. kif

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Maltese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic كَيْفَ(kayfa). Compare Moroccan Arabic كيف(kīf).

Adverb[edit]

kif

  1. (interrogative) how
  2. as soon as
  3. as

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic كَيْف(kayf).

Noun[edit]

kif m

  1. manner, how