What Does BLEM Mean in a Text?

BLEM means to be "High on Cannabis." The word BLEM is thought to be derived from the Jamaican patois language.

BLEM is also a song title from Canadian R&B artist Drake's "More Life" album, which is about attempts to convince a woman not to keep going back to her ex-partner. It contains the following lyrics:
  • I need you to stop runnin' back to your ex, he's a wasteman.
  • I wanna know, how come we can never splash and stay friends?
  • I'm blem for real, I might just say how I feel.
Of note, in the Greater London area, the word BLEM is often used as an alternative word for cigarettes.

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When I write BLEM, I mean this:

meaning of BLEM

BLEM means to be high on cannabis

Summary of Key Points

"High on Cannabis" is the most common definition for BLEM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:High on Cannabis
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of BLEM in Sentences

Here are examples of BLEM being used in conversations:
  • Jez: Dude, you look well wasted.
  • Shaun: I am so BLEM right now.
  • Kelly: Friday night and it's party time!
  • Lauren: BLEM time, baby!

An Academic Look at BLEM

BLEM is typically used as an adjective (i.e., a describing word).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "stoned" or "high" instead of BLEM.

Example of BLEM Used in a Text

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