Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

ganja

or gan·jah

[gahn-juh, gan-]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. marijuana, especially in the form of a potent preparation used chiefly for smoking.
Show More

Origin of ganja

1680–90; < Hindi gā̃jā hemp, the cut tops and leaves of nonfertilized female hemp plants; compare Sanskrit gañjā hemp
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ganja

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for ganja

ganja

noun
  1. a highly potent form of cannabis, usually used for smoking
Show More

Word Origin

from Hindi gājā, from Sanskrit grñja
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for ganja

n.

powerful preparation of cannabis sativa, 1800, from Hindi ganjha.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper