cheeba

noun
chee·​ba | \ ˈchē-bə How to pronounce cheeba (audio) \

Definition of cheeba

US slang
: 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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First Known Use of cheeba

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Cheeba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheeba. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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