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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

Example Sentences

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
For the off-duty designer who loves rolling spliffs and going to the MoMA: Psychedelic, sturdy, and artful, this Sunrise to Dusk Ashtray by Balefire Glass is the perfect gift for the aesthetically minded stoner—or, um, person who loves a paperweight—in your life. Bon Appétit, 14 Dec. 2021 Avoid partnering with those using unhelpful stereotypes like the lazy stoner trope to further fiscal gains. Jeffrey M. Zucker, Rolling Stone, 1 Sep. 2022 Attention stoners: Texas might be the next place to move. Michael Murney, Chron, 9 Mar. 2023 In February, the pair teased a possible sequel for the stoner comedy with a photo posted on social media by Snoop. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, 6 Mar. 2023 When Donald Glover’s surrealist FX comedy premiered in 2016, its mix of high-stakes and stoner comedy sensibilities earned it instant acclaim. Selome Hailu, Variety, 10 Nov. 2022 The ultimate stoner comedy? Evan Romano, Men's Health, 12 Apr. 2022 Athletes have been some of the biggest supporters of cannabis legalization (talk about breaking the stoner stereotype). Elissa Esher, Rolling Stone, 2 Mar. 2023 In Linklater’s film, the stakes are suitably lower: Will Randall (Pink) Floyd, the stoner quarterback played by Jason London, sign a pledge not to do drugs, as his hard-ass football coach demands? Bruce Handy, The New Yorker, 2 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


Noun (1)


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 27 May. 2023.

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