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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“Roke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roke. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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