kef

kef

[keyf, kef]
noun (in the Middle East)
1.
a state of drowsy contentment, especially from the use of a narcotic.
2.
Also, keef. a substance, especially a smoking preparation of hemp leaves, used to produce this state.
Also, kief, kif.


Origin:
1800–10; < Arabic kaif well-being, pleasure

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kef (kɛf)
 
n
a variant of kif

kif, kaif, keef, kef or kief (kɪf, kiːf)
 
n
1.  another name for marijuana
2.  any drug or agent that when smoked is capable of producing a euphoric condition
3.  the euphoric condition produced by smoking marijuana
 
[C20: from Arabic kayf pleasure]
 
kaif, kaif, keef, kef or kief
 
n
 
[C20: from Arabic kayf pleasure]
 
keef, kaif, keef, kef or kief
 
n
 
[C20: from Arabic kayf pleasure]
 
kef, kaif, keef, kef or kief
 
n
 
[C20: from Arabic kayf pleasure]
 
kief, kaif, keef, kef or kief
 
n
 
[C20: from Arabic kayf pleasure]

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Main Entry:  kef
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kef
1808, from Arabic kaif "well-being, good-humor." Specifically, state of dreaming intoxication produced by smoking cannabis; dolce far niente. In Morocco and Algeria, it was the name for Indian hemp.
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KEF
Keflavik [Iceland] Airport
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