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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If that’s not enough to get you to tune in, the actors who voice the roles of Dolores and her stoner friend Luis do not disappoint: Panamanian American dancer, singer and actress Daphne Rubin-Vega and actor Bobby Cannavale. Paige Hymson,, "Play Next: From print to podcasts," 2 July 2019 That was a pipe dream worthy of Moore’s stoner lawyer. John Archibald |,, "Roy Moore already won," 20 June 2019 The guidelines could also help businesses gain mainstream acceptance and shake off a lingering stoner stereotype the industry has sought to escape. Washington Post, "Marijuana industry aims at environmental, ethical goals," 18 June 2019 Few gamblers would have taken a bet in the mid-1990s on the enduring popularity of Long Beach stoner ska-punk band Sublime. Randall Roberts,, "California Sounds: New music from Deb Never, Sublime with Rome and Rhye," 5 June 2019 With the release of Up in Smoke in 1978, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong created the stoner comedy genre. Nick Vadala,, "Need a laugh? These comedians will give you all the giggles on stages in Philadelphia, Atlantic City and beyond," 5 June 2019 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

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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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