[Ads-l] Monteleone's "Slang"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 17 21:47:11 UTC 2015

CHRONIC  (N)   A drug addict.

Presumably, this dates to 1945. "Chronic" isn't the doper, but the dope -
"very high-quality weed, generally with red hairs on it," per UD '03 -
itself, nowadays, in my experience and in HDAS from '93..

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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