Definition of ganja in English:



  • Marijuana.

    • ‘Their supplies for the journey consisted of one bottle of 90-proof white rum, a bag of homegrown ganja, a machete, and a shotgun.’
    • ‘Most likely they'd rather he gave them some of those Tupac records mentioned a while back, and a pipeful of the ganja.’
    • ‘Be sure to photograph them smoking ganja [marijuana, sometimes hashish].’
    • ‘I've got my amp, my guitar, a place to live, my BMX bike, and then I've got my ganja.’
    • ‘She asked him what the smell was and he said, ‘That's ganja, or marijuana.’’
    • ‘At other times, the vocalists describe their love for ganja with the use of an extended conceit, as Julia does in ‘Spinach Song.’’
    • ‘They also use ganja in their religious rites.’
    • ‘It is pretty amazing, then, that two hip-hop artists this year have released distinguished, exceptional albums that rely on ganja for inspiration.’
    • ‘The author visits a ganja field, learns to play cricket, does some shoddy carpentry, and discovers that when Americans pay to do volunteer work overseas, it's hard to tell who's helping whom.’
    • ‘School bored him, and he wanted nice clothes, so he turned to the street, selling ganja for extra money.’
    • ‘Ruth, a theatrical agent and close friend, told the Miami Herald the ganja was medicinal.’
    • ‘But even if it is over between you and the girl, at least it's over between you and the ganja.’
    • ‘A boss describes how ganja relieves work-related stress, and we see the retreat in all its bush-pushing glory.’
    • ‘Pineapple wine, sugarcane beer, English rum, and Indian ganja all joined palm wine on the shelf of local intoxicants.’
    • ‘It was a ganja plant that they had obviously been cultivating.’
    • ‘Questions like these are always an offer to buy ganja or marijuana.’
    • ‘So some of the guys are into the ganja and were worried that Arizona might be short on it that week, so they decide to bring some along.’
    • ‘Now I'm the guy saying that if the ubertalented quarterback plays to his potential - and if he steers clear of ganja and girls - the Hokies will be in the Rose Bowl national title game.’
    • ‘I made several friends based on our common love of the ganja.’
    • ‘Prophet Benjamin, who said he represented the ganja community, received raucous applause as he remodelled 50 Cent hit song Candy Shop into Ganja Shop.’


Early 19th century: from Hindi gāṁjā.