\ ˈsplif How to pronounce spliff (audio) \

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Later, a spliff-smoking Rasta bicyclist rides by, hears calls for help, and blows a huge hit of smoke into the air holes. Ed Symkus, BostonGlobe.com, "Pot’s legal in Massachusetts, so celebrate with some stoner flicks.," 28 June 2018 Indeed, even the most ardent spliff-and-lift advocates admit that the practice isn’t for everyone. Dugan Arnett, BostonGlobe.com, "Forget protein shakes. The newest workout supplement? Marijuana.," 27 May 2018 On one occasion Tom Junior and his friends were smoking a spliff in the sitting room while Meghan was in the nursery crying. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, "Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Royal Romance," 11 May 2018 The rows of colorful Victorian homes in Haight-Ashbury and the golden dusks that burn on the horizon in the Sunset District form an ideal backdrop to the screeching chaos of woolly dudes in Dickies smoking spliffs and flying down the streets. Noah Johnson, GQ, "Meet GX1000, the Fastest, Most Fearless Crew in Skateboarding," 4 Apr. 2018 Having helped her sick mother die using a spiked spliff, Theresa, who works in a medical-marijuana dispensary, descends into a detached reverie of hallucinatory grief. Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, "Review: Grieving Among the Redwoods in a Pretty but Dull ‘Woodshock’," 19 Sep. 2017 In an early scene, Theresa (Dunst) prepares a spliff for her bedridden mother (Susan Traylor) that’s laced with a couple of drops of a mysterious substance that will put her out of her misery. Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Woodshock': Film Review | Venice 2017," 3 Sep. 2017 And as in past, his collection left at least one observer willing him to cut loose, smoke a spliff or go on a tear. Guy Trebay, New York Times, "In Milan, Ermenegildo Zegna and Ralph Lauren Zero In on the One Percent," 17 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of spliff

1936, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of spliff

British slang : a marijuana cigarette

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