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coca paste mixed with other substances and highly addictive when smoked

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possibly from basura 'waste, trash' or borrowing of English bazooka for the drug's explosive effect

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A cheap cocaine paste: Also on the horizon are ''croak'' and ''basuco,'' a cocaine derivative

[1980s+ Narcotics; fr Sp bazuco, ''bazooka,'' suggesting the effect of the drug]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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