What heroin nickname derives from a
Yiddish word meaning "a sniff"?
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The word smack derives from the Yiddish schmeck, a drug (especially heroin), but which
originally meant "a sniff." Others: skag (originally denoted a cigarette stub);
horse (connection unknown), and Jones (again connection unknown).
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