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.
1838 J.E. Alexander Exped. into Int. II. 237In the garden at Bethany the ‘Dakka rookers,’ or smokers of the intoxicating and deleterious leaves of hemp, had an opportunity of filling their pouches with what they preferred far above tobacco even, from the pleasant visions which dakka (like opium) inspires.
1949 H.C. Bosman Cold Stone Jug (1969) 53Gradually, because so many of the people who committed crimes turned out to be dagga-rookers, dagga got into disrepute with the authorities and somebody brought in a law about it.
1971 E. Higgins Informant, GrahamstownSocial mechanisms that draw people together are the same among Boy Scouts as they are among daggarokers.
1987 S.A. Botha in Frontline Oct.Nov. 14Tattoed [sic] around his neck will be a bowtie, around his ankles chains, and in the outer edges of his eyes Cleopatra-like lines, or flies on his neck, and saints and dots on his hands to identify him as a dagga-roker.
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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