\ ˈtōk How to pronounce toke (audio) \

Definition of toke

: a puff on a marijuana cigarette or pipe

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Other Words from toke

toke intransitive verb, slang

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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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The first known use of toke was in 1968

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