Definition of kef in English:


(also kif)

Pronunciation /kef/ /kɛf/


  • A substance, especially cannabis, smoked to produce a drowsy state.

    • ‘And in recent times, the medical applications of this venerable herb known severally as grass, weed, pot, cannabis, dope, jay, skunk, kif, or ganja have been documented by reputable professionals.’
    • ‘In the Rif Mountains, large quantities of marijuana, called kif, are grown for profit.’
    • ‘Many Middle Eastern and Northern African cultures have used cannabis for sexual purposes in a potent form known as kif as recently as the early 20th Century.’
    • ‘You might also hear the names Aunt Mary, skunk, boom, gangster, kif or ganja.’
    • ‘The buyer sampled the buds and sniffed at the kif.’


Early 19th century from Arabic kayf ‘enjoyment, well-being’.



/kef/ /kɛf/