Blem Meaning: What Does the Term ‘Blem’ Mean in Texting and Online Slang?

What does “Blem” mean? The following lesson provides the definition and the usage of this online slang term with ESL infographic and useful texting conversations in English.

Blem Meaning

What Does Blem Mean?

Blem is a slang word for cigarettes, used similarly to “fag”. Blem can, although rarely, be used as an insult.

Origin of Blem

Blem first began to appear in the English language during the 20th century in England. The main area of usage is Southern England, including the Greater London Area. Despite its origin in England, blem has not seen any usage in other English-speaking regions of the world such as America or Australia. When blem is being used online, it’ll usually be from someone in the Southern England area or someone who had grown up in that region. Very rarely will it be used outside of this region, as both fag or just simply cigarette are much more common in other English-speaking regions.

Other Meanings

Blem can be used as slang for both marijuana or getting high. This usage is very uncommon and other slang words, like “Mary Jane” or “dope” are still much more popular.

Conversation Examples

Text Between Friends

  • Friend 1: Oi, mate, you coming to the pub tonight?
  • Friend 2: Yeah, should be there. Our team playing tonight?
  • Friend 1: Of course, Mate.
  • Friend 2: Blimey. Should I pack us the victory blems if they win?
  • Friend 1: You’d better. You bring the blem and I’ll pay for your pint.
  • Friend 2: Sounds good mate, I’ll be there shorty.

Group Email at Work

  • Hey Team! First off, great work on the Hanson Report. Our client was really pleased with the results, and so am I! Second matter I want to mention is smoking blems (cigarettes, fags, whatever you call them) on company ground. We have a place for blems for a reason. I don’t want to see butts lying in the parking lot. Please be more considerate in the future. Thanks team, and keep up the good work!

Other ways to say the slang word

Blem can be spelled with both a capitalized or lowercase B. No other variants exist.

Blem Meaning Infographic