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noun (1)

ston·​er ˈstō-nər How to pronounce stoner (audio)
plural stoners
: a person who habitually uses drugs or alcohol


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noun (2)

plural stoners
: one that stones someone or something: such as
: one that pelts someone or something with stones especially with intent to kill
: a device for removing stones from stone fruit
a cherry stoner

Examples of stoner in a Sentence

Noun (1) The movie's a comedy about a couple of stoners. a comedy about aging stoners who are still trying to get their act together
Recent Examples on the Web
War Dogs, the crime comedy starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as the real-life stoner arms dealers David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, will also bow out of Netflix with guns blazing on July 7. Jessica Wang,, 1 July 2024 Marin, 77, made a name for himself as a comedian, one half of the stoner comedy duo Cheech and Chong. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 30 June 2024 Halfway through the ceremony, his stoner friend from high school arrived in a canoe, stumbled ashore, and wobbled his way up the yard in full view of the guests. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 29 June 2024 Linklater intended it as a bittersweet memory of teenage rites and rituals, but the film instead grew into a stoner classic, an immersive hang-out comedy that evokes the music, fashion, and sentiment of the period and sustains a dusk-’til-dawn buzz of beer kegs and weed. Scott Tobias, Vulture, 7 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for stoner 

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Word History


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First Known Use

Noun (1)

1971, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Stoner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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