woke

adjective \ ˈwōk \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of woke

woker; wokest
chiefly US slang
: aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice)
  • But we will only succeed if we reject the growing pressure to retreat into cynicism and hopelessness. … We have a moral obligation to "stay woke," take a stand and be active; challenging injustices and racism in our communities and fighting hatred and discrimination wherever it rises.
  • —Barbara Lee
  • … argued that … Brad Pitt is not only woke, but the wokest man in Hollywood … because he uses his status—and his production company Plan B—to create space for artists of color, with such films as 12 Years a Slave, Selma, and the upcoming film Moonlight.
  • —Giselle Defares

Origin and Etymology of woke

from past participle of 1wake


woke

Definition of woke

  • past tense and past participle of wake


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woke

Definition of woke for Students

  • past tense of wake


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