ston·​er | \ˈstō-nər \

Definition of stoner 

: a person who habitually uses drugs or alcohol

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Synonyms & Antonyms for stoner


addict, dopehead, doper, druggie (also druggy), fiend, freak [slang], head, hophead [slang], hype [slang], junkie (also junky), user


nonaddict, nonuser

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Examples of stoner in a Sentence

The movie's a comedy about a couple of stoners. a comedy about aging stoners who are still trying to get their act together

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The upscale pot shop MedMen, for example, has launched a $2 million anti-stoner campaign featuring average folks who get lit. Krysta Fauria, The Seattle Times, "Legal marijuana industry tries to shake ‘stoner’ stereotypes," 28 Aug. 2018 The new movie will be called Stoned Alone and will follow a twenty-something stoner who misses his flight for a ski trip and decides to spend the holiday getting high instead. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Ryan Reynolds Is Working on an R-Rated 'Home Alone' Reboot," 28 July 2018 The rubber pool sandal was once the reserve of college dorms, of stoner guys too lazy to tie their shoes and athletes who’d slip theirs on with socks after a big game. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "The Humble Pool Slide Sandal Gets a Stylish Upgrade," 18 July 2018 Once seen as a dangerous fantasy of college stoners and hippies, legal cannabis has gone mainstream. John Hudak, Anchorage Daily News, "Sessions versus marijuana? Not conservative," 7 Jan. 2018 Coughlin doesn’t exactly fit the profile of a hard-core stoner, though such stereotypes have been dated and lazy for years anyway. Nestor Ramos,, "Marijuana use is legal. So why can employers fire people for using off-hours?," 26 June 2018 Executive produced by West, the ambitious record’s brooding stoner-rap pushed 808s’ confessional vibe to heady extremes — and made Cudi G.O.O.D. Music’s most successful new artist since John Legend. Eric Renner Brown, Billboard, "What a Kanye West-Kid Cudi Joint Album Means to Hip-Hop," 30 Apr. 2018 Until that day, however, 4/20 celebrations around Chicago mostly offer a wink and a puff toward the day’s stoner-friendly history. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do this weekend in Chicago," 19 Apr. 2018 This song grooves with a stoner-rock swagger that should speak directly to Queens of the Stone Age fans or anyone whose favorite Arctic Monkeys album is the one Josh Homme produced. Ed Masley, azcentral, "10 Songs You Need to Hear Right Now: Gorillaz, Pusha T, Father John Misty, No Volcano, Post Hoc," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of stoner

1971, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stoner

: a person who uses drugs frequently : a person who is often stoned on drugs (such as marijuana)

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