See also: KIF
- A kind of cannabis smoked in Morocco and Algeria, for narcotic or intoxicating effect.
- 1809, James Grey Jackson, chapter VIII, in An Account of the Empire of Marocco:
- The kief, which is the flower and seeds of the plant, is the strongest, and a pipe of it half the size of a common English tobacco-pipe, is sufficient to intoxicate.
- 1882, Edmondo de Amicis, C. Rollin-Tilton, transl., Morocco: Its People & Places:
- I perceived the odour of kif, and recognised the voices of Selam the Second, Abd-el-Rhaman, and others; it was an Arab orgie in full swing.
- 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin, published 2006, page 80:
- The trade goods – Persian rugs, salt, muskets, kif – trailed out behind them over the dunes, still lashed to the backs of rotting animals.
- 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate, published 2011, page 52:
- ‘Some taxi driver, a Maghrebian…he suddenly swerved. They smoke kief, you know.’
- 2012, Susan Sontag, “9/5/65 Tangier, Tetouan”, in David Rieff, editor, As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh, Farrar, Straus and Giroux:
- Kif melts the brain; dexemyl sharpens the edges. (Kif makes you drift—makes you forget what someone said a minute before–hard to follow a long story or joke, […] )
- The state of relaxed stupor induced by cannabis.
- The trichome of marijuana, a green powdery substance that falls from dry marijuana high in THC and other cannabinoid compounds.
Declension of kif
Possessive forms of kif
kif m (uncountable)