or 4/20 or 4:20

[ fawr-twen-tee, fohr‐ ]
/ ˈfɔrˈtwɛn ti, ˈfoʊr‐ /
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noun Slang

marijuana: Are you carrying any 420 on you?
marijuana drug use: Police presence at the concert discouraged 420.The guys at the party were all 420-friendly.
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.



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

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  • 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).

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