General English

  • adjective almost rude


  • noun a marihuana cigarette, joint. This term, fashionable in the USA and the UK since the early 1990s, originally referred to a cigar hollowed out and filled with a combination of cannabis and cocaine.


Origin & History of “blunt”

Blunt originally meant ‘dull, obtuse, foolish’ in English, and it has been speculated that behind it there lay an earlier ‘dull of sight’, linking the word with blind. A possible source would be a derivative of Old Norse blunda ‘shut one’s eyes’ (whence probably also blunder). The application of blunt to dull, non-sharp edges or blades developed in the 14th century.