1. a marijuana cigarette, esp. a large and slender version.
|‘Gimme a Pigfoot’ [lyrics] Gimme a reefer and a gang of gin.|
|Prison Nurse (1964) 96: I hear you’re pushing reefers at two bits the pack. How in hell do you expect my boys to get thirty-five cents for marihuana if your lugs cut the price.|
|Farewell, My Lovely (1949) 203: Hell, I thought he sold reefers [...] With the right protection behind him. But hell, that’s a small-time racket. A peanut grift.|
|Indiscreet Guide to Soho 120: ‘Reefers’ (cigarettes made from marihuana) used to sell in thousands in the West End before the war.|
|Really the Blues 181: It was like waiting for the accentuated beat of your heart when you’re on a reefer jag.|
|Mad mag. Apr.–May 16: Rackstraw took me to sell cigarettes to the schoolchildren ... Strange cigarettes called reefers!|
|Monkey On My Back (1954) 21: From Houston, Texas, came a report of the arrest of five teen-agers who had been selling ‘thousands of reefers’ to high school students.|
|One Day of the Year II iii: mum: What are y’doin’ in there? hughie: Smoking a reefer [...] Having a drag. Marijuana.|
|Crime in S. Afr. 101: Two young girls [...] smoking cigarettes which might have been ‘reefers’.|
|Address: Kings Cross 32: ‘There’s a place a couple of streets away where they hold marihuana parties,’ Greg said. ‘Everyone sits around on beds and smokes reefers’.|
|Street Players 8: The glass-topped coffee table where Charles was busy twisting reefers.|
|Fixx 205: He was pulling on a king-sized reefer.|
|Muzukuru 4: The guard was busy rolling himself a reef.|
|Filth 168: Skinning up a large reefer of skunk.|
|Guardian Guide 22–28 Jan. 83: Patrick McGoohan plays a reefer-smoking Iago, a jazz drummer.|
|‘Reefer Head Woman’ [lyrics] She musta have smoked that reefer and it’s bound to carry her down.|
|Little Sister 32: Maybe you don’t like the reefer smoke?|
|USA Confidential 26: [They] said there was no reefer-smoking in its schools.|
|Scene (1996) 70: Nothing had ever affected him like that, not reefer, whiskey, or anything.|
|Black Players 140: They come to school drunk or fucked-up on reefer and pills.|
|Life and Times of Little Richard 192: Some people call it pot, some people call it reefer.|
|Homeboy 104: Its floor was thick with crushed pills and shredded reefer.|
|Observer 15 Aug. 15: The myth of ‘reefer madness’ arises from murder trials in the United States in the 1940s in which lawyers used a ‘not guilty because of marijuana insanity’ defence.|
|Midnight Lightning 82: They had no references on what to expect or know what reefer was.|
|Deuce’s Wild 46: ‘Reefer? Coke?’ I waved him off. ‘No thanks.’.|
3. attrib. use of sense 2.
|Farm (1968) 198: ‘They give us reefer chocolate bars to eat.’ [...] He grinned in a happyfoolish reefer way.|
4. someone who smokes marijuana.
|‘Smokers’ Sl.’ in AS XV:3 Oct. 335/2: One who smokes is [...] a reefer (especially a smoker of marihuana).|
|World’s Toughest Prison 815: reefer – A marijuana smoker.|
(US drugs) intoxicated by marijuana.
|Chili 50: Reefered to the jibbs.|
(US drugs) a smoker of marijuana.
|[song title] Reefer Head Woman.|
1. (US drugs) a smoker of cannabis.
|‘Reefer Man’ [song title] Man is that the reefer man? / That’s the reefer man. / I believe he’s losin’ his mind.|
|in Pittsburgh Courier (PA) 17 Sept. 11/1: A reefer man or a man whose technique comes out of a bottle couldn’t last two minutes with one of our first-rate swing bands.|
2. (drugs) a marijuana seller.
|[song title] Reefer Man.|
|His Hi De Highness of Ho De Ho 36: A ‘reefer man’ is a peddler who bootlegs these cigarets.|
|Weed (1998) 140: He was [...] the only reefer man in Westphalia.|
|Black! (1996) 195: Go over and see Carl-O the reefer man, and get about half a dozen joints.‘Yet Princes Follow’ in|
(drugs) a house, apartment or room where cannabis users can gather to smoke.
|Decade 317: The John Laws are knocking over cathouses, clip-joints, black-and-tan parlours, reefer flats.|
|(con. early 1930s) Harlem Glory (1990) 43: They were far removed from the [...] tea-hounds of the reefer joints.|
|Weed (1998) 221: Do you think I got that hangin out in some reefer pad all night?|
|World’s Toughest Prison 815: reefer den – A resort where marijuana furnishes the stimulation.|
|(con. 1930s) Addicts Who Survived 132: When I was a kid, we used to go to a reefer pad and buy it and smoke it in the pad.|
(US black/drugs) a marijuana smoker.
|(con. early 1930s) Harlem Glory (1990) 42: The reefer rats, those Harlem snakes!|
|Famous Detective Story [Internet] It looked like a jungle for winos and reefer-rats.‘Case of the Honest Thieves’ in|
|‘Jargon of Marihuana Addicts’ in AS XV:3 Oct. 336/2: The drug, itself, is known as [...] reefer weed.|
(US drugs) a marijuana smoker.
|AS XI:2 125/2: reefing man. A marajuana addict, or a twister.‘Argot of the Und. Narcotic Addict’ Pt 1 in|
|Narcotics Lingo and Lore.|
to smoke marijuana.
|DAUL 22/2: Bang a reefer. To smoke a cigarette of marijuana. ‘I got the leaps (nervous reaction) after that trick (crime). I’m gonna hit the camp (flat) and bang a few reefers.’.et al.|
|Traffic In Narcotics 303: bang a reefer. To smoke a marihuana cigarette.|
|(con. 1940s) Reprieve 237: A reefer or muggle is blasted, banged, and blown—never smoked.|