slang
: being in an enthusiastic or exhilarated state

Examples of stoked in a Sentence

He was stoked to see her. we're pretty stoked about the upcoming benefit concert featuring a galaxy of rock stars
Recent Examples on the Web When the breakout actor won, Randolph was super stoked and was spotted giving a high-five to a tablemate as Sessa walked to the stage in his Saint Laurent look. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Feb. 2024 Quickly following the reunion announcement last October with a new single stoked initial hype, and the band carried the momentum through album release day by touring across the world — including at a whole bunch of major festivals — and made sure everyone knew that a project was on the way. Josh Glicksman, Billboard, 31 Oct. 2023 They’re most stoked, however, to play the Gilman in October, where Greene first saw Moss flying through the pit. Brenna Ehrlich, Rolling Stone, 25 Aug. 2023 Tens of thousands of rockers came out Saturday for the third straight day of Louder Than Life, where band after band turned out massive, chest-rattling sets for stoked crowds that afternoon. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, 26 Sep. 2021 George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police in May, and the protests and riots that followed, further stoked fears of social unrest and violence, intensifying the run on guns and ammunition for self-defense. Star Tribune, 7 Sep. 2020 Love u cast and crew forever so stoked to be invited back. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, 27 Oct. 2019 News of Big Pharma’s patent protection efforts in the face of the global pandemic and the Bush administration’s support of them sparked international outrage and stoked street protests from Philadelphia to Pretoria, even accusations of genocide. Katherine Eban, Quartz India, 15 July 2019 The newborn son of Bethany Hamilton might not look too stoked to be waterside just yet, but his family — Mom, dad Adam Dirks and big brother Tobias, 2½ — are all smiles in a sweet snap of the new family of four. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, 23 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stoked was in 1965

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“Stoked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stoked. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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