noun (1)
ston·​er | \ ˈstō-nər How to pronounce stoner (audio) \
plural stoners

Definition of stoner

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person who habitually uses drugs or alcohol


noun (2)
plural stoners

Definition of stoner (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for stoner

Synonyms: Noun (1)

Antonyms: Noun (1)

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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: Noun First, and probably the most obvious misconception: Everyone who works in cannabis is a slightly dazed stoner. Mike Weinberger, Rolling Stone, 27 Dec. 2021 On Thursday, Scrooge’s place of business was a cannabis dispensary, which meant stoner jokes all night long. Christopher Arnott,, 13 Dec. 2021 The Times’ gift guides are here, from the perfect presents for the stoner in your life to only-in-California experiences. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2021 The tall, lanky and heavily-tattooed comedian is known in entertainment for his stoner comedy style. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 3 Dec. 2021 That’s a rarity shared by only a few others in the space today, including stoner comedians Cheech and Chong (1971) and High Times magazine (1974). Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2021 In it, Michael Douglas plays a stoner professor who once won a PEN Award. Erin Qualey, Vulture, 20 Nov. 2021 Petey is twenty-nine, skinny, and recognizable (though hardly anomalous) in California coffee shops because of his stoner-Jesus beard and long hair. Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker, 15 Nov. 2021 The actor may have gotten his start in Hollywood by bringing his very particular brand of stoner comedy to the big screen, but in real life, he's become a prolific creator. Seija Rankin,, 6 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of stoner

Noun (1)

1971, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stoner

Noun (1)


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8 Jan 2022

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“Stoner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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