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reefer

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[ ree-fer ]
/ ˈri fər /
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noun

Nautical. a person who reefs.
a short, close-fitting coat or jacket of thick cloth, similar to a pea jacket.
a woman's tailored, fitted, single- or double-breasted coat of durable material with a collar.

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Origin of reefer

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First recorded in 1820–30; reef2 + -er1

Definition for reefer (2 of 3)

reefer2
[ ree-fer ]
/ ˈri fər /

noun Slang.

a marijuana cigarette.

Origin of reefer

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1930–35; probably <Mexican Spanish grifa;see griefo

Definition for reefer (3 of 3)

reefer3
[ ree-fer ]
/ ˈri fər /

noun Informal.

a refrigerator, especially one large enough to be walked into.
a refrigerator car, ship, truck, etc.

Origin of reefer

3
First recorded in 1910–15; alteration and shortening of refrigerator
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British Dictionary definitions for reefer (1 of 2)

reefer1
/ (ˈriːfə) /

noun

nautical a person who reefs, such as a midshipman
another name for reefing jacket
slang a hand-rolled cigarette, esp one containing cannabis

Word Origin for reefer

C19: from reef ²; applied to the cigarette because of its resemblance to the rolled reef of a sail

British Dictionary definitions for reefer (2 of 2)

reefer2
/ (ˈriːfə) /

noun

a ship, lorry, or other form of transport designed to carry refrigerated cargo

Word Origin for reefer

C20: shortened and adapted from refrigerator
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Medical definitions for reefer

reefer
[ rēfər ]

n.

Marijuana, especially a marijuana cigarette.
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