Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pot n.5

[Mexican Sp. potiguaya, marijuana leaves; thus Algren, Walk on the Wild Side (1956): ‘Byron smoked too much potiguaya bush for a lunger’]

(drugs) marijuana, occas. hashish.

[US]C. Himes ‘Pork Chop Paradise’ Coll. Stories (1990) 266: She made him smoke pot and when he got jagged [...] she put him out on the street.
[US](con. 1948) G. Mandel Flee the Angry Strangers 33: Pod, Doncher; don’t say pot [...] It’s the intellectuals from college and all who come on that way.
[US]C. Cooper Jr Scene (1996) 60: Pot is marijuana.
[Aus]‘Geoffrey Tolhurst’ Flat 4 King’s Cross (1966) 102: ‘Pot?’ I asked. ‘Tea. Marijuana. Hashish’.
[UK]G.F. Newman Sir, You Bastard 35: More as one expected a pot-smoking nymphomaniac to look.
[US](con. 1940s) E. Thompson Tattoo (1977) 224: Dumbass had a sack of pot – whole fuckin gunnysack full – tryin to cure it in Avis’ old lady’s garage and it caught fire!
[US]J. Wambaugh Secrets of Harry Bright (1986) 37: They were a pair of drifters [...] who usually made their living growing pot in Oregon.
[US]Tarantino & Avery Pulp Fiction [film script] 78: You were lookin’ in the mirror and you wish you had some pot?
[UK]Guardian Rev. 18 June 13: Can’t even handle pot anymore.
[UK]Indep. on Sun. Real Life 30 Jan. 3: Jack Straw [...] marched his son off to the police station for smoking pot.
[Aus]T. Winton ‘Boner McPharlin’s Moll’ in Turning (2005) 284: The ropey smell of pot in the air.
[SA]Sowetan (Johannesburg) 24 June [Internet] By the age of 13 he was skipping school to get drunk and smoke pot.
[UK]Times 20 Aug. 34/3: America’s pioneering experiment with legalised pot.

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pothead (n.)

see separate entry.

pot liquor (n.) (also potlikker) [play on SE pot liquor, the liquid derived from boiling greens]

(drugs) a drink derived from brewing marijuana leaves and stalks.

[US]Time 7 July 21/1: Central to the drug scene is marijuana [...] it is ubiquitous and easily grown, can be smoked in ‘joints’ (cigarettes), baked in cookies or brewed in tea (‘pot likker’).
[US]R.R. Lingeman Drugs from A to Z (1970) 212: potlikker A tea brewed from marijuana waste, i.e., seeds and stems, which users say gives them a satisfactory high.
[US]ONDCP Street Terms 17: Potlikker — Marijuana.
pot-pig (n.) [pig n. (1f)]

one who smokes more than their share of a cannabis cigarette.

[UK]N. Griffiths Sheepshagger 131: Didn’t leave much on that Ianto, aye? Fuckin potpig yew.
pot stick (n.)

a marijuana cigarette.

[US]A. Brooke Last Toke 212: He reached in his pocket, brought out another fat pot stick.

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