1. (drugs) an inexperienced or novice drug-taker.
|AS XI:2 126/2: student. An amateur addict who has difficulty in establishing the habit satisfactorily.‘Argot of the Und. Narcotic Addict’ Pt 1 in|
|Man with the Golden Arm 25: On a quarter grain a week a man was still just a student.|
|Narcotics Lingo and Lore.|
2. (US Und.) a political heeler, living off the city payroll.
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
SE in slang uses
(US) a cigarette.
|In Babel 107: ‘But you have recovered sufficiently to smoke a cigarette.’ ‘Gee ! I need my student’s lamp now and then, no matter how rocky I’m feelin’.’ .‘Hickey Boy and the Grip’ in|
|Greenock Teleg. 24 Apr. 4/6: Yankee Slang [...] ‘burning a student’s lamp,’ smoking a cigarette.|