- the solid product resulting from the destructive distillation of coal in an oven or closed chamber or by imperfect combustion, consisting principally of carbon: used chiefly as a fuel in metallurgy to reduce metallic oxides to metals.
- to convert into or become coke.
Origin of coke1
- to drug (oneself), especially with cocaine (usually followed by up or out).
Origin of coke2
- a carbonated soft drink.
Origin of Coke1
- Sir Edward,1552–1634, English jurist and writer on law.
Examples from the Web for coke
He would shake a chilled Coke, and then spray the soda into a cold glass of milk.History's Craziest Hangover Cures
December 30, 2014
At his trial, he also said he was hooked on coke from the age of 8.The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby
November 26, 2014
There was a lot of weed, he snorted a ton of coke, was guzzling Bloody Marys.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler
November 14, 2014
And will Pam and Cheryl revert back from the Coke Monster and Cherlene?'Archer Creator Adam Reed on 'Vice,' Season 6's 'Unreboot,' and New Characters
August 5, 2014
Five minutes later, Grace bounds down the stationary escalator, clutching a bacon cheeseburger and a Coke.Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
May 4, 2014
To produce this it is estimated that 225,000 tons of coal and coke were consumed.Cleveland Past and Present
In the waiting-room there was a coke fire, very red and hollow, and a dim lamp.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
Would you throw a gallop into a horse with his leg full of coke?
"The coke will die out before he's gone half a mile," said Engle.
The stove was always stuffed with coke and kept things as hot as a Turkish bath.L'Assommoir
- a solid-fuel product containing about 80 per cent of carbon produced by distillation of coal to drive off its volatile constituents: used as a fuel and in metallurgy as a reducing agent for converting metal oxides into metals
- any similar material, such as the layer formed in the cylinders of a car engine by incomplete combustion of the fuel
- to become or convert into coke
- slang short for cocaine
- trademark short for Coca-Cola
- Sir Edward. 1552–1634, English jurist, noted for his defence of the common law against encroachment from the Crown: the Petition of Right (1628) was largely his work
- (kʊk) Thomas William, 1st Earl of Leicester, known as Coke of Holkham. 1752–1842, English agriculturist: pioneered agricultural improvement and considerably improved productivity at his Holkham estate in Norfolk
Word Origin and History for coke
"residue of fuel," 1690s, northern English dialect, perhaps a variant of Middle English colke "core, charcoal" (c.1400), itself possibly related to -colc, an Old English word for "pit," which perhaps would give it a sense of "what is left in the pit after a fire."
soft drink, 1909, shortening of brand name Coca-Cola.
shortened form of cocaine, 1908, American English.