- a state of drowsy contentment, especially from the use of a narcotic.
- Also keef. a substance, especially a smoking preparation of hemp leaves, used to produce this state.
Origin of kef
Related Words for keffiber, marijuana, cannabis, hashish, flax, bhang, jute, bang, fennel, abaca, manila, ambary, kef, kif
Examples from the Web for kef
Historical Examples of kef
To “do kef,” or to “make kef,” is to pass the time in such a state.
A––– and his party had started for Kef, malgré my dissuasions.Notes in North Africa
W. G. Windham
These folks take their kef, as they do every thing else, quietly.
Situated at the intersection of main routes from the west and south, Kef occupies a position of strategic importance.
The Oriental mysticism, the Kef, as ecstasy is called in the East, are admirably expressed.Ivory Apes and Peacocks
- a variant of kif
Word Origin and History for kef
1808, from Arabic kaif "well-being, good-humor." Specifically, state of dreaming intoxication produced by smoking cannabis; dolce far niente. In Morocco and Algeria, it was the name for Indian hemp.