1. (orig. UK prison, also roll) a handmade cigarette of papers and tobacco.
|Lag’s Lex. 181: A ‘good’ roll-up is one that has a reasonable amount of tobacco in it.|
|Bang To Rights 187: Luckily I had managed to save a few roll-ups and a few split matches.|
|On the Yard (2002) 342: He took a cigarette and offered the pack to Red, who snapped his roll away to accept the tailor-made.|
|Straw Boss (1979) 372: It’s just as well I give up the Havanas. I’ll be smoking one-handed rolls in Atlanta.|
|Minder [TV script] 2: A damp roll-up on his lower lip.‘Willesden Suite’|
|The Joy (2015) [ebook] They’re after giving him a roll-up and telling him it’s a joint.|
|Happy Like Murderers 273: She had been making roll-ups for her father [...] for years.|
|Stump 24: I light the roll-up an look around the shack.|
|Locked Ward (2013) 149: [He] stood [...] in a corner of the yard and smoked his roll-ups.|
2. (N.Z. teen) an illicit smoke.
|cited in DNZE (1998).|
3. a hand-rolled marijuana/tobacco cigarette.
|in Living Dangerously 169: Now they kids do rollups, smoke reefers.|