1. a drinker.
|Rebellion of Leo McGuire (1953) 160: He had been pinched on a very silly caper in Denver that nobody except a goof or a marihuana dope or possibly a jake-hound would have done. [Ibid.] 162: They’d never in the world connect a lushy goof simple enough to lift the chief’s Cad with me.|
2. (also goof burner) a marijuana smoker.
|You Chirped a Chinful!! n.p.: Goof Burner: Smokes marihuana.|
|(con. 1940s) Reprieve 237: An addict is a viper, a snake, a goof, a T-man. In Dannemora we had mostly vipers.|
|Vulture (1996) 76: We all [...] made sure that we didn’t get bunted by a lot of goofs and old head dealers.|
3. (drugs) psychotropic drugs, esp. marijuana or barbiturates.
|letter 19 Aug. in Charters I (1995) 509: Also benny, goof, for writing – but no T.|
4. the relaxed state that follows the taking of a drug, usu. marijuana or a barbiturate; thus on the goof, drowsy from the effects of a drug.
|Last Exit to Brooklyn 53: The guys slowly snapped out of the tea goof.|
see sense 2 above.
(drugs) a marijuana cigarette.
|Dly News (NY) 20 Mar. 39/3: You’ve been smoking goof butts.|
|‘Jargon of Marihuana Addicts’ in AS XV:3 Oct. 336/2: The cigarettes are usually called reefers, but other names are: [...] goofy-butts.|
|‘Robert Mitchum in “Goof Butts”’ in http://tijuanabibles.org [Internet] Linda seems to want to smoke goof butts, and Bob wouldn’t disappoint her.|
|Narcotics Lingo and Lore.|
|Steel Shivs 29: He told a lot of guys to stay away from goof butts, reefers, and that white sugar stuff that sent fellows spinning to the moon and then let them drop straight down into hell.|
|Miami News (FL) 20 Mar. 1/1: Marijuana [...] grifa, hay, hashish, goof butt, green, ganja [etc].|
|(ref. to 1941) Cicero Life (IL) 10 Jan. 10/2: A few before-breakfast drags on a good butt as we called them in those days.|
|Prison Sl. 74: Hooter Another name for a marijuana cigarette. […] (Archaic: goof butt).|
|Rocky Mt. Telegram (NC) 2 Aug. 13/1: There’s truth and hapiness at the end of a goof-butt.|