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dagga-rooker, noun

Forms:
Also dagga-roker.
Origin:
South African Dutch, AfrikaansShow more South African Dutch, dagga (see dagga noun2) + rooker (later Afrikaans roker) smoker, rook to smoke + agential suffix -er.
One who habitually smokes dagga; boom boy, see boom noun sense 2; dagga smoker, see dagga noun2 sense 3 b; rooker.
1835 J.W.D. Moodie Ten Yrs in S. Afr. I. 41The ‘dacha rookers’ are held in great contempt by the tobacco smokers of their (sc. the ‘Hottentot’) nation.
1990 J. Naidoo Coolie Location 106Sometimes I wondered if Sam wasn’t a dagga-rooker, for his temerity was second to none.
One who habitually smokes dagga; boom boy, see boomnoun2; dagga smoker, see dagganoun3 b; rooker.

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