noun chee·ba \ˈchē-bə\

Definition of cheeba

US slang

  1. :  marijuana There are mountains of white powder outside on the ski resort's slopes, the air inside is thick with burning cheeba … — Mike Usinger, Vibe, June 2002

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Origin and Etymology of cheeba

perhaps borrowed from American Spanish argot chiva “heroin” (Spanish chivo, chiva “young goat, kid,” with many regional and argot senses in American Spanish, perhaps of pre-Latin origin), though the sense shift from “heroin” to “marijuana” is unexplained

First Known Use: 1981

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capable of being understood in two ways

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