Google translated "fu" as "weed" or "marijuana". However, dictionaries such as Merriam Webster and Dictionary.com don't have this definition. Does "fu" really mean "weed"?

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    What is the context? "fu" has many slang meanings but it depends on how it's being used. – Barmar Sep 1 '18 at 2:22
  • fu can means weed? – 69 420 1970 Sep 1 '18 at 2:27
  • I've never heard it used that way. Do you mean marijuana or invasive plants? – Barmar Sep 1 '18 at 2:33
  • yes, I mean marijuana. i.imgur.com/09QmB1g.png – 69 420 1970 Sep 1 '18 at 2:35
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    This question could probably be reopened by editing to link to a dictionary that does not have this word (and none of them seem to have it, so you have plenty of choices). – Laurel Sep 6 '18 at 21:10

This is apparently slang in the drug-using community. See the Drug Slang Dictionary:

fu - Marijuana

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    I wonder how that's pronounced. – tchrist Sep 1 '18 at 2:40
  • Neither of the references I found had a pronunciation guide. – Barmar Sep 1 '18 at 2:42

One particularly interesting source that verifies that "fu" is slang for marijuana is this PDF containing a list of drug terms from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (a US agency).

Another source, the Marijuana Dictionary (which also appears to sell marijuana) elaborates a little on its definition:

Fu is an unkind marijuana term.

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Note that "fu" is often uses as a suffix of sorts denote skill. Someone who can use Google very effectively is said to have good "Google-fu", eg.

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'fu' is not slang... Online, people use 'fu' to represent 'f*ck you'.

Maybe a close group of friends use 'fu' as code, in order to be secretive of their drug use. In this sense it does not qualify as slang.

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  • The abbreviation FU does not appear to be related to this word. And if a close group of friends did use a word as code to hide their drug use, that would be a cant which absolutely qualifies as slang within that group. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Oct 10 '18 at 0:06

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