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 Country queen Miranda Lambert and stoner rap king Post Malone earned three Grammy nominations each on Tuesday, leading the list of acts with North Texas ties. Dallas News, "Here are this year’s Grammy nominees with North Texas ties," 24 Nov. 2020 But legal cannabis is more than easy stoner jokes and giggly good times. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Smoking: A Legal Weed Reading List," 19 May 2019 The cast of Dazed and Confused will virtually reunite for a live script reading of Richard Linklater's stoner classic on Oct. 11. Tyler Aquilina,, "Dazed and Confused cast to reunite for live script reading fundraiser," 3 Oct. 2020 To this day, North Korea’s 2014 attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment remains misunderstood—a bizarre incident by a bizarre regime, more embarrassing than harmful, protesting a not-very-good stoner movie with Seth Rogen and James Franco. Garrett M. Graff, Wired, "The Right Way to Cover Hacks and Leaks Before the Election," 7 Oct. 2020 Penn, the only OG member from the film, watched proudly as LaBeouf played the part of stoner Jeff Spicoli with gusto; the Honey Boy actor had completely memorized his lines and was going full out on his scenes. Ineye Komonibo,, "Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt Truthers Won The Fast Times At Ridgemont High Table Read," 18 Sep. 2020 Another unexpected highlight for many viewers was LaBoeuf's dedication to the part of stoner Jeff Spicoli, who was played by Penn in the film. Rachel Yang,, "Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston get flirty, Shia LaBeouf goes wild in Fast Times table read," 18 Sep. 2020 Texas’ favorite stoner, Willie Nelson, is hosting a virtual variety show called Come and Toke It to cele-bake the holiday. Tiney Ricciardi, The Know, "14 virtual 4/20 parties from online concerts to workshops to celebrate the marijuana holiday," 14 Apr. 2020 The best scenes in Woke are between Keef and his roommates — pragmatic ladies’ man Clovis, and socially-conscious stoner Gunther (Workaholics’ Blake Anderson). Kristen Baldwin,, "Hulu's Woke and the season-long pilot problem: Review," 2 Sep. 2020

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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