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Recent Examples on the Web Sure, the idea of walking into a store to buy a spliff seemed so far-fetched that imagining it was akin to arguing about who would win a fight between Batman and Boba Fett. Peter Rubin, Longreads, 30 Oct. 2021 Ji-Yoon mocks his beard and his sports coat and his spliff. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 20 Aug. 2021 Richardson, to her credit, owned up to her spliff up, err, slip up, on NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday, the same day the U.S. Olympic Team roster was revealed without her name. Chris Hays, orlandosentinel.com, 10 July 2021 Nothing beats a spliff coupled with a spiritual podcast on the way back to my hotel room, because the buzz is so strong after playing. Katie Bain, Billboard, 5 Mar. 2021 But the stuff about cops at the stadium rounding up every hippie with a spliff? oregonlive, 11 June 2020 In a section about smoking a spliff on the balcony, a friend’s pointed question about Pico’s ex turns into a far-out conversation about extraterrestrials, as though the poem were getting stoned as well. Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker, 6 Jan. 2020 Thirty grams of marijuana is about an ounce, which is essentially enough pot for 60 joints, or spliffs, and about half as many blunts, depending on how much is rolled into the tobacco paper. Gregory Pratt, chicagotribune.com, 5 Dec. 2019 Also known as doobie, fatty, J, bone, cone or a spliff, and mixed with tobacco Kief: The leftover residue when the flower is separated from the cannabis plant. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of spliff

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spliff

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“Spliff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spliff. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of spliff

: a marijuana cigarette : joint


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