gerook, participial adjective

Forms:
Also gerooked.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, smoked, cured.
slang
Intoxicated (by drugs or alcohol); ‘high’, ‘stoned’. See also blue adjective sense 2.
1970 K.M. Brand Informant, East LondonGerook. Drunk, intoxicated, e.g. He’s nicely gerook after all the Brandy.
1974 Eng. Usage in Sn Afr. Vol.5 No.1, 11A roker after a good fix becomes happy, he’s flying high, all dillied up — simply gerook.
1977 Sunday Times 1 May 6It is a society with a language of its own. You ‘dop’ too much, become ‘gerooked’ and have ‘babelaas’.
1977 D. Muller Whitey 62If the police haven’t got him he’ll be so gerook by this time that he probably won’t even recognise you.
[1980 D. Cohen in Cape Times 12 Sept. 4The gang smoked dagga and tobacco combined, often taken together with liquor. ‘When you are “gerook en gedronk” you do not really know what you are doing.’]
1988 J. Kerkorrel in Weekly Mail 9 Dec. 32We get a lot of flak from most of the Afrikaans press. They say we’re unpractised, dik gerook (stoned) and that the lyrics are naive.
Intoxicated (by drugs or alcohol); ‘high’, ‘stoned’.
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