The term refers to the birthday of Bob Marley he was born on April 20 hence 4/20 and shortened to 420. He is the universaly proclaimed leader of the religious use of marajuana.
In Hawaii when 420 is mentioned it is recognized as code for marajuana. The raggae music appreciation and the pot culture is widely recognized here.
by Earl H. October 08, 2007
the code cops use when they catch kids smoking dope.
"we have a 420 in progress"
by blizzies April 21, 2006
420 has nothing to do with waldos whatsoever. 420 stands for April 20th, what is Adolf Hitlers birthday, which many people in the Netherlands(home to amsterdam) and Germany celebrated during Hitlers time by drinking alcohol and, smoking marijuana. The Tradition then made its way over to the United States through word of travelers.
It's 420 time!
Lets Party Like 420!
by DGK "tOrMeNtIuM" December 17, 2007
TODAY (smokin up)
oh shiet its 4 20 time 2 hit this joint mofawka
by fuckedup April 20, 2004
A cheat. Derived from,THE INDIAN PENAL CODE 420: Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property
Whoever cheats and thereby dishonestly induces the person deceived to deliver any property to any person, or to make, alter or destroy the whole or any part of a valuable security, or anything which is signed or sealed, and which is capable of being converted into a valuable security, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.
watch out for this guy, he is a big 420.
by crystalr May 04, 2006
its a celebrated holiday for pot smokers its origin is from marijuana it contains 420 active chemicals
everyday is a holiday exepect on 420 then its a party
by zechs April 21, 2006
When a cop calls in marijuana, he calls in a 420. So, on 4/20, pot-smokers everywhere gather to get wasted. Whee!
"Station, we have a 420 on Route 9" or "Happy 420, dude! I am soooo wasted...*passes out*"
by Ashling April 11, 2003

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