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kaartjie, noun

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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, kaart card + diminutive suffix -ie.
1. /ˈkɑː(r)tʃi/, /ˈka-/, /ˈkar-/ slang. Also kachie, kaitchee, katjie. [Afrikaans, probably a translation of English card small portion of opium; or perhaps an adaptation of Mexican Spanish cachucha ‘a capsule of drugs; probably from the Chilean use of the word, which means a small comet’ (H. Braddy in American Speech Vol.30 No.2, 1955, p.86).] (A small quantity of) marijuana, usually sufficient to make one cigarette, and wrapped in a twist of paper.
1952 Mr Drum in Drum Sept. 12Scientifically known as Indian hemp, dagga..is known in the slang as..; tree of knowledge', ‘parcel’, ‘’n katjie’, ‘stops’, ‘boom’, [etc.].
1986 L.A. Barnes in Eng. Usage in Sn Afr. Vol.17 No.2, 6The sub-culture of the dagga smoker is..rich in colourful expressions...Let’s have some kaitchee.
2. /kɑː(r)ki/, /-ci/ colloquial. A card, ticket, or label. Also in the expression kaartjies asseblief [Afrikaans, asseblief please], the Afrikaans phrase used by train conductors when inspecting tickets; used allusively of train conductors and train travel.
1971 Argus 13 May 18Gone are the days of ‘kaartjies asseblief — tickets please’ when the train conductor weaved his way through the carriage.
1981 C. Barnard in Daily Dispatch 19 Oct. 8I unwrapped the asparagus — and out fell a little kaartjie which told me that the succulent morsels were produkte van Suid Afrika.
(A small quantity of) marijuana, usually sufficient to make one cigarette, and wrapped in a twist of paper.
A card, ticket, or label. Also in the expression kaartjies asseblief, asseblief please, the Afrikaans phrase used by train conductors when inspecting tickets; used allusively of train conductors and train travel.

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