ston·er | \ˈstō-nər \

Definition of stoner 

: a person who habitually uses drugs or alcohol

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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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 Rogen, who is best known for playing lovably goofy stoners, is also a director, screenwriter, and producer. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "Seth Rogen, Design Dude, and His Psychedelic Mirror," 16 June 2014 Finally, a label by and for Korean-American stoners. New York Times, "New York Men’s Fashion Week: The Mixtape," 11 July 2018 Blanchard is an extremely adept guitarist and vocalist and has an appealing stoner-Jeff-Buckley sound that feels ripe for the moment. August Brown,, "Inglewood's Inner Wave a promising, needed voice on the local rock scene," 29 June 2018 Jake Johnson is deadbeat stoner Chilli, and Hannibal Buress plays laconic weirdo Sable. Katie Walsh, Detroit Free Press, "Review: Playful ‘Tag’ is summer fluff with a heart," 15 June 2018 Annie and Steve have two children, Peter (Alex Wolff), a genial stoner, and Charlie (Milly Shapiro), a loner who is, for lack of a better term, weird. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "'Hereditary:' 127 minutes of pure horror," 7 June 2018 But until then, Gate 13 is here to make every stoner’s paradise much more enjoyable. Tony Centeno, Billboard, "Inside 'Gate 13': Del The Funky Homosapien & Amp Live Break Down Their Trippy Joint Album," 30 Apr. 2018 This was thoughtful and genuinely fun stoner food—the sort of thing cooked up by a talented pastry chef with the munchies. Marian Bull, GQ, "Stoner Food Has Gotten Fully Baked," 7 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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