stop, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Transferred use of Afrikaans stop a plug or fill of tobacco.
slang
Especially among marijuana-smokers:
1. a. A quantity of marijuana sufficient to roll a cigarette or fill a pipe; boomstop, see boom noun sense 2. Occasionally stoppie [see -ie]. Cf. pipe sense 2 a, zol noun sense 1 b. b. A marijuana cigarette: zol noun sense 1 a.
1949 H.C. Bosman Cold Stone Jug (1969) 44Dagga was smuggled into the prison in various ways, and the price for it was high, a single stoppie of dagga being reckoned as the equivalent of twenty doppies (or a whole week’s ration) of tobacco.
1985 P. Slabolepszy Sat. Night at Palace 69Hey, what’s this? Stoppe!? You a bloody rooker, chief? Gott, there’s enough boom here to —..How much you make on the quiet, chief?
2. Marijuana: dagga noun2 sense 1.
1952 Mr Drum in Drum Sept. 12Derived from Hottentot Dachab, it (sc. dagga) is known in the slang as ‘garnja,’..‘stops,’ ‘boom,’ [etc.].
1981 L. & P. Robertson-Hotz in Bloody Horse No.3, 36Nearby there was a span of stop, I remember, fields of the stuff...We just perch there, smoke some stop, slap away mosquitos.
A quantity of marijuana sufficient to roll a cigarette or fill a pipe; boomstop, see boomnoun2. Occasionally stoppiesee -ie.
A marijuana cigarette: zolnoun1 a.
Marijuana: dagganoun1.

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