yen-shee

noun
\ ˈyen-ˈshē How to pronounce yen-shee (audio) \

Definition of yen-shee

: the residue formed in the bowl of an opium pipe by smoking

First Known Use of yen-shee

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yen-shee

Chinese (Guangdong) yīn-sí, from yīn opium + excrement, filth

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The first known use of yen-shee was circa 1882

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“Yen-shee.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yen-shee. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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