chillum

[ chil-uh m ]
/ ˈtʃɪl əm /
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noun

the part of a hookah that contains the tobacco, marijuana, or other substance being smoked.
the substance that is smoked.
a hookah or other water pipe adapted for smoking marijuana, that can be passed in ritual fashion among a group of participants: used especially by Rastafarians.

Nearby words

  1. chilling,
  2. chilling effect,
  3. chillingly,
  4. chilliwack,
  5. chillon,
  6. chilly,
  7. chilly bin,
  8. chillán,
  9. chilo,
  10. chilo-

Origin of chillum

First recorded in 1775–85, chillum is from the Hindi word cilam

Chillum

[ chil-uh m ]
/ ˈtʃɪl əm /

noun

a city in central Maryland, near Washington, D.C.
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British Dictionary definitions for chillum

chillum

/ (ˈtʃɪləm) /

noun

a short pipe, usually of clay, used esp for smoking cannabis

Word Origin for chillum

C18: from Hindi cilam, from Persian chilam

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