\ ˈtōk How to pronounce toke (audio) \
plural tokes

Definition of toke

: a puff on a marijuana cigarette or pipe Then he squatted a little distance away and rolled and lit a joint, taking a couple of long lazy tokes.— John Nichols After about three tokes each, they head off for 7-11, and return with chocolate grahams, Ritz crackers, ginger ale, and milk.— Laura E. Fry

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Other Words from toke

toke verb, transitive + intransitive toked; toking; tokes informal
Once, twice at most, she toked a joint. — Ron Stodgehill … a large color portrait on the wall of Bob Marley, smiling broadly while toking on a fat spliff. — David Samuels These characters take comfort in ducking reality through talking, toking, watching '70s TV reruns and grooving to such oldie hits as Squeeze's "Tempted" and the Knack's "My Sharona." — Peter Travers

Examples of toke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps the tallest hurdle to cannabis consumption lounges might be that consumers would rather toke at home. Rudy Sanchez,, "Why cannabis consumption lounges have failed to take off," 21 Nov. 2019 Puff, Pass and Paint is a great date option for the 420-lovebirds who want to get outside and socialize while enjoying a nice edible or toke of their choice. Erica Boniface, The Know, "A unique guide to Valentine’s Day in Denver for lovers and singles," 6 Feb. 2017 But a zero-tolerance standard might unfairly convict heavy pot users of impaired driving, because small amounts of THC can linger in their blood for days or even weeks after their most recent toke. Keith Humphreys, The Cannabist, "Why it’s so hard to test for driving high, and why that’s a problem," 31 May 2017

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First Known Use of toke

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toke

American Spanish toque, from Spanish, touch, test, from tocar to touch, from Vulgar Latin *toccare — more at touch entry 1

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“Toke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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