a.A cigarette or cigar butt; a half-smoked cigarette, kept for later use; entjie sense a. Also figurative (rare), a small, worthless remnant.
1947L. Abrahams inB. SachsHerman Charles Bosman (1971) 235‘Izaks! Izaks! come here!’ This to a skinny, sullen-looking boy wearing blue, patch-seated pants, smoking greedily a crushed ‘stompie.’ ‘My baas?’ He stubbed out the ‘stompie’ on the kerb.
1980A. PatonTowards Mountain 34He would come back into class..smelling powerfully of tobacco smoke. The smell was made worse by his habit of keeping stompies in his pocket, a stompie being a cigarette not fully smoked, then stubbed out, and stored away for future use.
1985D. Kramer inCosmopolitan May 102That lipstick-stained stompie was a treasure I kept hidden in a matchbox under a stone in our garden.
1987S.A. Botha inFrontline Oct.–Nov. 14Can’t you see we’re just stompies in an ashtray and that one day some mother is going to kill a big fat burning cigar right on your head?
1992R. Cutler inSunday Times 17 May 15The thing that irritates me most..is an open ashtray...You’re having a wonderful gourmet dinner, then suddenly there is this hideous sight of the curled-up stompies killing the bouquet of the Chardonnay.
1993Pace July 54He found a stompie and lit up, cupping his hands around the flame.
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