or 4/20

or 4:20

[ fawr-twen-tee, fohr‐ ]

  1. marijuana: Are you carrying any 420 on you?

  2. marijuana drug use: Police presence at the concert discouraged 420.The guys at the party were all 420-friendly.

  1. the twentieth day of the fourth month, or the time 4:20, when referenced as a day or time for cannabis consumption or the celebration of marijuana culture: The head shop has a big pipe sale every year on 420.

Origin of 420

First recorded in 1970–75; a code word derived from the meeting time of a particular group of marijuana smokers in 1971, later popularized by fans of the band the Grateful Dead

Words Nearby 420

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use 420 in a sentence

  • Hans, who had been watching behind his door, then ran-420- out, pushed his way through the mob and caught Walther by the arm.

    Operas Every Child Should Know | Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
  • Albicante replied with another poem in terza rima, and Aretino seems to have perceived that he had met a-420- worthy adversary.

  • He sings of his joy in possessing-420- Violetta: "Di miei bollenti spiriti" (Wild my dream of ecstasy).