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Etymology 1Edit

So named because it is 420 centimetres long.

NounEdit

420 (plural 420s)

  1. A particular type of monohull dinghy with two sails, designed for two people.

Etymology 2Edit

Unknown, although numerous theories abound; see Wikipedia; the most commonly-cited theory is that it originates from the time (4:20 pm) one particular group of smokers, the Waldos in San Francisco, met.[1][2]

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InterjectionEdit

420

  1. (slang, especially Canada, US) A phrase used to identify oneself with the consumption of cannabis, or cannabis culture. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oxford Dictionaries, "We added 420 to the OED. Here’s how it happened.", 20 April 2017
  2. ^ Oxford Living Dictionaries, "420"

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