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What is the mass of a 'teenth? Many characters in Breaking Bad use this term when referring to a small bag of crystal meth (which at one point, when Jesse is buying from the guys that arranged for the death of Combo, costs $300).

It looks to be between 1-3 grams, does that mean it is one 16th of an ounce? That would come to around 1.75 grams.

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LMGTFY –  Meat Trademark Jun 30 at 3:04
    
@MeatTrademark Oops! MY (broken) bad. :P –  Andrew Thompson Jun 30 at 3:12

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I have not found any official definition of "teenth", but doing a Google search for the terms "breaking bad" and "teenth", it seems the general consensus is that it does mean 1/16th of an ounce.

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As a former drug dealer myself, I can confirm that a "teenth" is, in fact, half of an "eighth", or 1/16th of an ounce (~1.75 grams). Many "high-potency" drugs are cut that way, because you need less to get high so you buy less at a time. Particularly Meth, which caters to a low/no income user base where users tend to buy just enough to get them through the day.

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