ston·​er | \ ˈstō-nər How to pronounce stoner (audio) \

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 personas do verge on typecasting — Jon Hamm is the dashing insurance man Bob; Jake Johnson, the deadbeat stoner Chilli; Hannibal Buress, the laconic weirdo Sable. Katie Walsh,, "Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner and Isla Fisher deliver summer fun in comedy romp 'Tag'," 14 June 2018 Marijuana — aptly rebranded as cannabis to veer away from the stoner type — is becoming more mainstream, even moving into the luxury and wellness markets. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Hemp is now legal. That’s huge for the CBD industry.," 20 Dec. 2018 One agency perched itself in front of a garish mural of swirling colors, block letters, and cartoon figures that seemed straight out of every stoner caricature. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Weed and luxury in Las Vegas," 15 Nov. 2018 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

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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

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

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a strong desire or propensity

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