from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of kif.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of kif.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as kaif.


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  • Chai honaa bole to 'kef' that's what people say in Hyderabad for cafe ka Irani chai.

    April 2004

  • Another familiar example is the tiny, lovely, cursive 'kef' which is the same whether it is put on a girl in Cos, or Ar, or Ko-ro-ba, or Thentis or Turia.

    Magicians of Gor

  • There is this wonderful Bulgarian word "kef" ( "кеф" - pleasure, ease). (Sofia News Agency)

  • When you look at Germans, for example, they don't have a world for "kef", and they don't understand the concept because what a German does when he is not working - he is doing something else. (Sofia News Agency)

  • Incidentally, shortly after the entry kef in the OED comes kehaya 'a Turkish viceroy, deputy, agent, etc; a local governor; a village chief.' KEIF/KAIF

  • A mixture of human and kef sidhe sounds plausible, considering their descriptions.

    Angry Lead Skies

  • The Par-kef men could easily take it into their heads to catch up to the Hammonds and vent their displeasure.

    Texas Lawman

  • She was extremely ill from chronic malaria; she also had syphilis, no teeth, and an addiction to kef and arrak.

    Roughing It

  • He remembered the odor of those rooms, a sultry mixture of cinnamon and spices, kef and coffee, warm black hair and female musk, the scent of rose and jasmine, mingling with the fragrance of vanilla that wafted in from the tubs of white oleanders that stood on the turquoise-patterned tiles of the central courtyard.


  • These folks take their _kef_, as they do every thing else, quietly.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 61, No. 376, February, 1847


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  • A state of drowsiness or dreamy intoxication; the enjoyment of idleness

    “To him the greatest enjoyment is his ‘kef,’ or perfect idleness, and he will do nothing to-day which can possibly be put off till to-morrow.”

    —George Keith, Plea for a Simpler Faith


    May 11, 2011

  • In addition to being a Bulgarian word,"kef" is also a term in modern Hebrew, having the same meaning, but more emphatic: "with pleasure"!

    July 25, 2010

  • kef – a state of dreamy tranquility; a smoking material that produces such a state (WWFTD)

    July 27, 2008

  • n. - sleepiness, caused by drugs; hashish, etc.

    due to selective insomnia, this is the only way I get sleep recently.

    October 19, 2007