Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And, oh yeah, there’s also lots and lots of weed — joints are rolled and lit up, and in one particularly impressive scene, Strings rips through a guitar solo while contentedly puffing away at his spliff. Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone, 28 Apr. 2023 Take a spliff of this. Q.ai - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 24 June 2022 Put down the weapon, pick up the spliff. Bryan Box, The New Republic, 10 Sep. 2021 Elon Musk has long been considered cannabis-friendly for his many 420 jokes (the number is slang for marijuana) and for famously being videotaped during a podcast while smoking a mix of marijuana and tobacco, known as a spliff. Verne Kopytoff, Fortune, 16 Feb. 2023 Now she’s worked with Snoop Dogg, a cannabis-loving rapper from California who seems as different from Emma Caroline Warren as sweet tea is from a spliff. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 26 Apr. 2021 My introduction to consumption was probably hash or a spliff, that's the way weed is consumed in the U.K. if it's consumed. Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Apr. 2022 Also, there was confusion over whether the tweet was a joke, since April 20 is known as Weed Day, a time to fire up a fat spliff. Steven Levy, WIRED, 18 Nov. 2022 What’s worse, lighting up a spliff or stealing the nuclear codes? Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker, 6 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spliff was in 1936

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“Spliff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spliff. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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