roke

1 of 2

noun

ˈrōk
plural -s
1
dialectal, chiefly British : vapor: such as
a
: fog, mist
b
: steam
2
dialectal, chiefly British : smoke, reek

roke

2 of 2

transitive verb

"
dialectal, England
: to poke around : stir

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

Transitive verb

origin unknown

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roke was in the 14th century

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“Roke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roke. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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