Green’s Dictionary of Slang

weed n.1

[ext. uses of SE]

1. [17C+] tobacco.

2. [mid-19C–1940s] a cigar.

3. [late 19C+] (also paper weed) a cigarette.

4. [1910s+] (drugs, also green weed, weeds) marijuana.

5. [1930s] (US) a green vegetable.

6. [1930s+] a marijuana cigarette.

In compounds


see separate entries.

weed-hound (n.) [-hound sfx]

[1940s–50s] (US) a marijuana user.

weed house (n.)

[1980s] (US drugs) a family home from which marijuana is sold.

weed tea (n.)

[1960s–70s] (drugs) marijuana tea.

In phrases

ride the weed (v.)

[1940s] (US) to smoke marijuana.

sugar weed (n.)

[1960s–80s] (drugs) second-rate, adulterated marijuana.