English edit

Etymology edit

Coined by Private Eye magazine.

Noun edit

exotic cheroot (plural exotic cheroots)

  1. (UK, euphemistic) Cannabis, a joint of cannabis.
    • 1989, Punch, volume 296, numbers 7721-7733, page 207:
      But some busybody got a whiff of an exotic cheroot and the place was closed down.
    • 1994, Christopher Hitchens, “Warhol in One Dimension”, in For the Sake of Argument: Essays and Minority Reports, →ISBN, page 283:
      No sweet scent of the exotic cheroot taints the air, there are scarcely even any smokers, and no one seems to be employing the men's room either to take on fuel or to make a brisk exchange of spermatozoa.
    • 1994, Taki, Nothing to Declare, →ISBN, page 188:
      'This friend of yours must have been smoking exotic cheroots while writing to you,' reads the note and I laugh out loud, especially as the letter comes from Chuck Pfeifer.
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see exotic,‎ cheroot.

Synonyms edit

See Thesaurus:marijuana cigarette.