entjie

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Cape "coloured" slang with roots in English and Afrikaans. The "entjie" refers to the last bit of a cigarette after it has been smoked almost to completion. Since it would most likely be thrown away by the smoker (mostly "white" at the time of origin), the last bit would be requested by a person of color.

NounEdit

entjie ‎(plural entjies)

  1. (South Africa, slang) A cigarette.
    • 2005, Al Lovejoy, Acid Alex
      I begged him for an entjie and at first he said no, but then relented and gave me two loose ones and a box of matches []