Marijuana Slang Terms, Part Two

It’s time for more marijuana slang! With all the recent news about cannabis legalization, we want you all equipped with the hip hemp lingo. It appears the part one of the article has made it around the circle, and it’s your turn with the second installment. Remember: read-read-pass, so share this article with another budding smoker (get it?) to fill them in. Below are some common weed related slang words to impress your far-out friends.

Bhang

Originally this term refers to cannabis derived food or drink concoctions, but is now often used to refer to just the flower itself. Budding from the Indian subcontinent, the process of making edible (and often non-psychotropic) dates back to around 2000 B.C. Today, bhang is mostly sold as beverage products.

Example: “We made out with some bhang, so we got a good deal”.

Can

This term refers to approximately one ounce of pot. The term originated Chicago in the 50’s, when dealers would use old, one ounce tobacco cans filled with weed to make deals.

Example: “Give me a can of that good stuff”.

Cross Faded

To be drunk and high at the same time. When one form of inebriation doesn’t cut it, getting cross faded can get you there. Handle with care though, dear reader, the combination can lead to intense sensations.

Example: “I got cross faded at that party last weekend. I’m still spinning”.

Eighth

One eighth ounce of weed (which is about three and half grams). Depending on where you’re located, this can be anywhere from $30, upwards to $60.

Example: “My dealer gave me a great deal on an eighth. Let me give you their number.”

Half

Half of an ounce of weed (which is about 14 grams). This can cost anywhere from $120 to $180, depending on how friendly your area is to the lifestyle. True ballers may use the term to a half pound of weed, but you will for sure see a large price jump at those quantities. Most places will understand you’re talking about half an ounce if you ask for a half.

Example: “We could get a half and split it. It’s a good discount at that quantity”.

Left Handed Cigarette

A joint. Obviously, cigarettes don’t have a preference as to which hand they’re held, and this slang rose up in the 1930’s and 40’s as a slick way to refer to reefer from jive talk.

Example: “I’ll pack a left handed cigarette for the outdoor movie tonight”.

Pull ‘N’ Snap

Hash oil or extract with a very particular consistency, which allows it snap when pulled apart. Concentrates can be made runny or solid, but to get this Goldilocks-like equilibrium takes some serious dedication to the process, and likely points to the smokable’s premium origin.

Example: “…and then we had some pull ‘n’ snap and the party really got started.”

Trim Run

Describes the process of making concentrate with the “leftovers” of the cannabis plant (leaves, stems and the smaller nugs of flower) that come after harvesting the larger buds, which are often referred to as trim. The concentrate often closely resembles the extracts made with more premium parts of the plant, but true ents can tell the difference in the batches. The flip side of a trim run is the nug run, where very desirable parts of the plant are used during extraction.

Example: “We’re doing a trim run now that’ll be done in the next day or so”.

Zip

Another term for one ounce of ganja. The term originates from the commonly used container to deal weed: the zip-lock bag. Not too much imagination went into this one, but we want you to be prepared if your dealer drops this lingo on you.

Examples: “You want one or two zips?” and “My partner had a zip, so yeah, we had a good time”.


In case you missed it, here’s part one of this reefer madness.

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Marijuana Slang Terms, Part One

Pack a bowl, roll a joint and prepare your mind for some Mary Jane related slang. We here at Slang keep a healthy relationship with all herbs and with all the recent news about cannabis legalization, we thought we would explore the vernacular. Now you can finally know what all your stoner friends are saying when you’re passing left at those smoke sessions! Keep reading for part one of a twofer on weed words.

20 Bag

However much weed $20 will buy you. This amount (typically 2 grams or so) can change depending on where you buy it from or the quality of the plant as well. The bag it’s contained in is probably a sandwich bag, but any container will do. It can sometimes be called a 20 sack as well, so don’t let that surprise you during a buy.

Example: “Think I could just get a 20 bag? I get paid next week.”

40 Bag

Similar to the above, a 40 bag is however much ganja $40 will buy (typically 4 grams). Being a convenience culture, bringing two 20 dollar bills to your dealer means no change to count. This can also sometimes be referred to as a 40 sack.

Example: “Pay day! Let’s go get a 40 bag.”

Budder

Extract or concentrate that is particularly potent. The THC level in budder can be around 90%, which dwarfs the usual THC content of flower, which is around a paltry 40%. During the extraction process, only premium buds of weed are used (hence the name) and the yield is a thick, dark hash oil concentrate. This stuff is strong, so make sure you do it with a buddy.

Example: “We should get stoned; got any more of that budder from last weekend?”

Chiefing

Smoking some premium content, and in high volume. The phrase originated from the ceremonial smoking practices of Native American culture, which were usually conducted by the chiefs themselves. This term should only be applied to serious smoke sessions of high grade grass.

Example: “You should come over and join us; we’re just chiefing.”

Dabs

Refers to a usually small dose of cannabis concentrate that is smoked through special devices (dab rigs) to obtain higher highs. Using different methods and solvents, THC and cannabinoids are extracted. The waxy, sticky substance left over is a dab. The practice of smoking dabs is called dabbing, which is often mistaken, comically, with the Atlanta rap inspired dance move that looks like sneezing. We here at Slang assure you that they go hand in hand.

Examples: “My coworker just made some dabs that we could try.” and “We stayed up all night dabbing; it was awesome.”

Ent

Someone who smokes marijuana. The term likely references the ents (you remember the giant tree folk from the Lord of the Rings, right?) and was adopted as the friendly moniker for fellow enthusiasts on the 420-friendly sub-Reddit. The term stoner has some negative connotations nowadays, and ent can be used in public without much ridicule.

Examples: “They’re cool; very much an ent.” and “It was a bunch of ents there, so we all just talked about bud the whole time.”

Lid

One ounce of chronic. Before every dealer or storefront was using high tech scales to measure out weed fairly, people used everything around them. It’s rumored that jar lids off common household containers could store just about an ounce of flower and were used as an ad hoc computational device. Although not common practice now, lid can still be used to request just one oz.

Example: “I got a lid on me, so we could smoke that.”

QP

One quarter pound of pot, which is 4 ounces. This is a fairly hefty amount of weed. The origin is not hard to nail down for this one, but we do not want you guys out there looking confused when you hear this acronym.

Example: “Me and some friends went in for QP; we’re set for awhile.”

Shatter

Highest quality MJ extracts, usually made with butane solvents or CO2 extraction. Extract is laid out in large baking pans and hardens like a sugar candy. It is normally translucent to some degree and is broken (or shattered) into prices which are then sold to smoke.

Example: “I scored some shatter yesterday. Who’s down?”


In case you missed it, here’s part two of this weed word write-up.

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Slang Terms of the 1980’s

From the election of Ronald Reagan to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 80’s (AKA the Eighties) was an era of popularizing slang. This decade saw the advent of MTV, Valley Girl culture, and TV hits like the Simpsons; of course it’s vernacular was going to explode. Here’s a list of the oddest or most well known terms:

Bag Your Face

Be quiet; shut up; hide your ugly mug. This hurtful term is theorized to have started from Valley Girls who needed another way to tell others to hush. Placing a paper bag with holes in it over one’s face was also to camouflage a less than pleasurable appearance (as popularized by the Unknown Comic in the 70s/80s).

Example: “My crush is coming over later, so either jet or bag your face and don’t embarrass me!”

Bomb Diggity

Awesome; outstanding. A modification of the term “hot diggity dog!” popularized during the 1920’s, combined with “the bomb” (a most excellent thing).

Example: “This burrito is beyond radical, it’s bomb diggity, dude.”

Choice

Good or great; of particular excellence. This word made an explosion during the 80’s as a way to describe something (a band, a t-shirt or anything really) as being correctly chosen. Choice has been used to describe agreement with a option for a very long time, but skateboarder culture took the term and expanded it’s usage.

Examples: “This ramen is choice, dude!” or “What do you think of this jacket? Choice?”

Gag Me With a Spoon

Used to show immense disgust. This one came from Valley Girl culture and originated in the mid-70’s, but only took off as common vernacular during the next decade. Gagging with a spoon or any long object was used to induce vomiting, which is common practice with people who have the emotional disorder bulimia nervosa. Bulimia and anorexia were on the rise during these two decades, and frequently seen in younger people. While the origin is quite dark, the phrase is used with some levity and sarcasm.

Example: “Ugh. They’re going to be at the party? Gag me with a spoon!”

Illin’

Either really great, really terrible, or generally messed up. This one has been heavily debated in the hip hop slang world, and has transitioned from a derogatory (i.e. wack or rude) to a positive compliment (i.e. cool or relaxed). Chopping off the front of “chillin” is another theory of this word’s origin. Context is everything with this term and it shouldn’t be used without some serious know how.

Examples: “This new album is illin’, you have to hear it!” or “That punk was illin’ on me. They better watch themselves.”

Val

Valley girl/boy. The San Fernando Valley culture boom in the 80’s lead to plenty of slang words popping up in “valspeak”. Vals are often thought of shallow or materialistic, but also fun seeking and extroverted. Within their own biosphere, the word was used with admiration to describe a like-minded individual, and could be used positively.

Example: “So many vals go to that school; all were ever going to talk about it shoes and clothes.”


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Slang Terms of the 1970’s

The 1970s, commonly known as the Seventies, was a decade beginning on January 1st, 1970 and ending on December 31st, 1979.

Many historians have increasingly portrayed the 1970s as a “pivot of change” in world history. In the Western world, the social progressive values that began in the 1960s began to grow, including an increased political awareness and economic liberty of women. In a clear contrast with the communitarianism of the 1960s, Americans began to move toward a new attitude of individualism.

Gnarly

Cool; disgusting. Until the 1970s, the word had been used to describe something as “knotted and rugged.” Later, it was popularized by U.S. surf culture to mean something awesome. Example: “That flesh wound is pretty gnarly.”

Gravy

Good; excellent or easy. The original French word grané is thought to have been misread and transcribed as grave, the origin of the word “gravy”. Apart from describing a type of sauce, gravy was first used in 1910 to mean “money easily acquired.” Example: “Everything’s just gravy, my man.”

Here’s the Skinny

“Here’s the lowdown.” Although the origins of the phrase are unknown, there are some theories as to how it came about. From World War II to the 1960s, soldiers would write on long, thin sheets that resembled onion skin, thus being known as the “skinny.” Alternately, it has been speculated that it may be a variation or rephrasing of the phrase “to get to the skin of the issue.” Example: “Here’s the skinny: go in, grab the crab, get out.”

It’s Casual

“It’s okay.”; “don’t worry about it.” To be casual is to not be out of the ordinary, often with nothing unusual, serious or eventful happening, and therefore okay. Example: “Sorry about that.” “No worries, it’s casual.”

Jeepers Creepers

An expression of surprise or annoyance. “Jeepers” is an euphemistic alteration of Jesus. Example: “Jeepers creepers! You shot me!”

Tubular

Awesome; cool. Attributed to surfing culture, apparently from the surfers’ use of “tube” as slang for a hollow, curling wave that is ideal for riding. Example: “That jump was tubular, dude!”


Slang Terms of the 1960’s

The 1960s, commonly known as the Sixties, was a decade beginning on January 1st, 1960 and ending on December 31st, 1969. Although the period officially began in 1960, the “cultural decade” is more loosely defined and is considered to have begun in 1963 with the assassination of John F. Kennedy and ended with the Watergate scandal in 1972.

Also known as the Swinging Sixties, the 1960s was a period of a rise in greater individualism. During this time, the world experienced a fall of social taboos, especially relating to racism and sexism. Several Western nations, including the United States, United Kingdom, France and West Germany began to turn to the political left in the early and mid-1960s. After Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, liberal reforms were passed in the United States under Lyndon B. Johnson, including civil rights for African Americans and healthcare for the poor and elderly.

In the second half of the decade, youth began to rebel against the conservative norms of the time, as well as remove themselves from mainstream liberalism and materialism. This created a “counterculture” that sparked a social revolution throughout much of the Western world, with youth involved in the movement becoming known as hippies. The movement was also marked by the first widespread, socially acceptable use of drugs (including LSD and marijuana) and psychedelic music.

Apeshit

To lose control due to anger or excitement. The word is a combination of “ape” and “shit” and is possibly derived from the tendency of certain primate species to throw feces when extremely agitated or annoyed. Example: “He went apeshit when he saw the state of his car.”

Blitzed

To be drunk, high or generally out of it. The word, shortened from German Blitzkrieg, originally refers to a sudden attack, particularly an air raid (in reference to The Blitz in the United Kingdom). Example: “She came to work completely blitzed yesterday.”

Cats

Used in reference to a person or people. During the 1920s, being a cat was much more preferable to being a dude, which usually meant someone who was dull. The term is thought to be connected to jazz musicians of the era, who were said to possess similar qualities to a cat: resourceful, quick on their feet but with a slightly aloof, languid quality. Example: “See all those cats lined up on the street?”

Cop a Feel

To grope someone, often inappropriately. The term is based on the slang definition of “cop”, which means to steal or take something. Example: “He keeps trying to cop a feel with those tiny hands of his.”

Copacetic

Fine or satisfactory; no problem. The origins of “copacetic” are unknown although there are several guesses as to its etymology.

Stephen Goranson suggests that the author Irving Bacheller invented the word for a fictional character with a private vocabulary in his 1919 book A Man for the Ages. He further proposes that the term later became more widely known after its use in the lyrics of a 1920 song, At the New Jump Steady Ball.

Another theory suggests that the word is derived from the Cajun French coup esètique or coupersètique, which means to be capable of being coped with successfully or to be able to cope with anything and everything. It is also old French slang for “final cut”, meaning the point of no return, associated with the blade of the guillotine. Example: “Everything here is just copacetic.”

Egghead

Often derogatory, a term for an intellectual or studious person. The term reached its peak during the 1950s, when Richard Nixon used it against the Democratic Presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson. The word is an anti-intellectual epithet used to describe people who are considered out of touch with ordinary people or lacking in realism, common sense, sexual interests etc. on account of their intellectual interests. During the 1952 U.S. presidential race, the term “egghead” replaced the more traditional “highbrow” and quickly took on a much sharper tone than the latter. Example: “Those eggheads in Cambridge have no idea what we have to deal with.”

Narc

A tattletale; a snitch. The word “narc” is an abbreviation of “narcotics officer.” During the 1960s, drug use was at an all-time high, with a large majority of youth experimenting with hallucinogens such as LSD. Example: “Don’t be a narc, dude.”

Submarine Races

An euphemism for making out (on the beach). The term most likely originated from a joke to take someone out on a date to watch something that was nonexistent or that would be impossible to see, leaving them with no choice but to find other things to do. Example: “Let me take you out Saturday and we can go watch the submarine races.”

 


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