reefer

noun (1)
reef·​er | \ ˈrē-fər How to pronounce reefer (audio) \

Definition of reefer

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : one that reefs
2 : a close-fitting usually double-breasted jacket or coat of thick cloth

reefer

noun (2)
ree·​fer | \ ˈrē-fər How to pronounce reefer (audio) \

Definition of reefer (Entry 2 of 3)

2 : a refrigerator car, truck, trailer, or ship

reefer

noun (3)
ree·​fer | \ ˈrē-fər How to pronounce reefer (audio) \

Definition of reefer (Entry 3 of 3)

: marijuana sense 2 also : a marijuana cigarette

First Known Use of reefer

Noun (1)

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun (3)

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for reefer

Noun (2)

by shortening & alteration

Noun (3)

probably modification of Mexican Spanish grifa

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“Reefer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reefer. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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reefer

noun
reef·​er | \ ˈrē-fər How to pronounce reefer (audio) \

Medical Definition of reefer

: a marijuana cigarette also : marijuana sense 1

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