arm, noun

Forms:
Also arem.
Origin:
English, AfrikaansShow more Special sense of general English, or Afrikaans arm arm; see quotation 1989.
slang
A large roll of marijuana (see dagga noun2 sense 1). Cf. cob noun2.
1967 Drum 27 Aug. 7Arem (arm): One rand parcel of dagga.
1974 in Eng. Usage in Sn Afr. Vol.5 No.1, 11These stops or rather the boom for the stop..come in varying parcels from a finger..to a bale and an arm.
1979 E. Prov. Herald 5 JuneIt contained four ‘arms’ of dagga. An ‘arm’ weighs about 2 kilograms.
1981 Het Suid-Western 18 Feb. 1He noticed her handbag, and on inspection found it contained several ‘arms’ of dagga.
1989 E. Prov. Herald 7 Dec. 1Major Du Plessis said a dagga ‘arm’ is a thick roll of dagga about as long and as thick as a man’s arm.
A large roll of marijuana (see dagganoun1).

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