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

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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 This would’ve been the ideal time to visit the Crowes merch table, which still sells $8 packs of Black Crowes Rolling Papers, a winking niche-product the band first introduced about 20 years ago and many stoner-friendly groups have copied since. Matt Wake |, al, "Black Crowes’ rousing VBC concert rocks and rolls," 25 Sep. 2013 The legal cannabis industry sees vaping as a way to draw in consumers beyond the experienced stoners who buy the bulk of traditional marijuana. Anna Edney, Fortune, "Vaping-Related Lung Illness Likely Caused by Chemical Exposure, Says CDC," 6 Sep. 2019 To decide what information to include, school leaders consulted with medical marijuana officials, who implied that stoners need not apply. Robert Mccoppin,, "Aspiring budtenders learning the ins and outs of cannabis dispensary work at first community college course of its kind in Illinois," 10 Sep. 2019 Two stoners get into Harvard University after magic marijuana enables them to ace their tests. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 15, 2019: ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens’ and more," 13 Sep. 2019 And the advertising, which tries to be so cheeky and self-referential by celebrating the commercial partnership between two of America’s leading purveyors of stoner food, just comes across as craven. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, "KFC’s Cheetos chicken sandwich looks toxic and tastes like a missed opportunity," 17 July 2019 But as far as stunts go, The Bell—with its haughty air of exclusivity, its hulking leap from stoner grub to Palm Springs resort, and its so-blatant-it’s-ironic approach to marketing—is the stuntiest. Mitchell Kuga, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Stay at the Taco Bell Hotel in Palm Springs," 21 Aug. 2019 Instead, the classic stoner had a sweet, perpetually spacey aura read only one way. Christopher Borrelli,, "Commentary: Smell that? Why the new cannabis culture stinks," 25 July 2019 That was a pipe dream worthy of Moore’s stoner lawyer. John Archibald |,, "Roy Moore already won," 20 June 2019

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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

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“Stoner.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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