roke

noun
\ ˈrōk \
plural -s

Definition of roke 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 dialectal, chiefly British : vapor: such as

a : fog, mist

b : steam

2 dialectal, chiefly British : smoke, reek

\ " \

Definition of roke (Entry 2 of 2)

dialectal, England

: to poke around : stir

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First Known Use of roke

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roke

Noun

Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch roke, rooc smoke; akin to Old High German rauh smoke

Transitive verb

origin unknown

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