1. (US black) to steal, esp. in the street.
|Close Pursuit (1988) 95: They called their work ‘fiending the heads.’.|
2. (US drugs) to suffering withdrawal from narcotics.
|Corner (1998) 357: His employers at Seapride [...] believed that he was more than just another fiending crudball.|
|Oz ser. 1 ep. 8 [TV script] We’re out of heroin. Atabisi and his pals’re starting to fiend.‘A Game of Checkers’|
|ONDCP Street Terms 9: Feenin — Behavior associated with a person craving cocaine or other addictive substances when they are unavailable.|
3. (US prison) to need intensely; to be addicted to.
|A2Z 35/1: The poor sucka’s feanin’ for some crack. [Ibid.] 35/2: The young MC’s fiendin’ for a turn at the mic.et al.|
|Oz ser. 1 ep. 2 [TV script] I fiendin’ to see my wife.‘Visits’|
|Village Voice (N.Y.) 2 May n.p.: My younger brother, K, was fiending for a turkey sandwich.|
|Teen Lingo: The Source for Youth Ministry [Internet] fiendin needing, like an urge. ‘I’m fiendin fer some cigs right now.’.|
|‘Like That’ [lyrics] Damn this pussy drive me fuckin crazy / I’m fiendin to eat it baby.|
|Pain Killers 120: That’s what it means to fiend for something . . . You need it more than you care that it’s going to kill you.|
4. (US black) to act aggressively.
1. to show off, to outdo a rival.
|Urban Black Argot 137: Fiend On to show up someone, particularly while in one’s car.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 99: Da’s when a cat wanna scene, get fiendin’ on you.|
|‘Bitch Ass Niggaz’ [lyrics] The top notch nigga, I’m fiendin for that spot.|
2. to covet, to lust after, to become obsessed with.
|(con. 1960s) Black Gangster (1991) 287: My thigh ain’t nowhere near white, nigger, so you might as well stop fiendin’ on it.|
|‘Cramping My Style’ [lyrics] Cause, I ain’t about havin nobody feenin on my jock!|
|‘Based on a True Story’ [lyrics] Fienin for a hit, and you lookin for more.|
|Sellout (2016) 142: Look at you, fiending after some white bitch like every other L.A. nigger.|