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zol, zoll, noun

Plurals:
zols, zolle /ˈzɔlə/.
Origin:
Unknown; the word zol in the sense of ‘marijuana cigarette’ was recorded in Mexico in the 1950s (see article by H. Braddy in American Speech Vol.30 No.2, May 1955, p.88), but it is not known what the relationship is between that word and this.
1. a. A hand-rolled marijuana cigarette; boomskuif, see boom noun sense 2; pill; skyf noun sense a; stop sense 1 b. b. A twist of paper containing the amount of marijuana required to make a cigarette. Cf. stop sense 1 a.
1946 C.P. Wittstock in E. Partridge Dict. of Underworld (1950) 399Dagga..:..torpedo, aap, zol.
1993 Sunday Nation 8 Aug. 6‘It’s this that’s been my downfall,’ he said, waving the bottle and puffing on his zol.
2. dagga noun2 sense 1.
1952 Mr Drum in Drum Sept. 12It is known in the slang as ‘garnja,’..‘zoll,’ [etc.].
1990 B. Ronge in Sunday Times 16 Dec. (Mag. Sect.) 6Even microwaves and cheap little diamond rings are good in an exchange for mandrax buttons or some superior zol in Hillbrow.
3. A hand-rolled tobacco cigarette; skyf noun sense b.
1968 A. Fugard Notebks (1983) 176He was the only source of the brown paper used for rolling zols (Horseshoe or Springbok tobacco).
1988 S.A. Botha in Frontline Oct.Nov. 10Our pockets bulged with the..packs of BB tobacco, and strips of newspaper in which we rolled our zolle. Not even the dumbest novice in prison leaves his tobacco lying around untended.
A hand-rolled marijuana cigarette; boomskuif, see boomnoun2; pill; skyfnouna; stop1 b.
A twist of paper containing the amount of marijuana required to make a cigarette.
dagganoun1.
A hand-rolled tobacco cigarette; skyfnounb.

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