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  1. Often cokers. an inhabitant of the mountains of the coal-mining regions of West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Origin of coker1

First recorded in 1785–95; coke1 + -er1


noun Slang.
  1. cokehead.

Origin of coker2

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  • Appleton, and Lench, and Coker want looking after badly, I know.

    Vice Versa

    F. Anstey

  • "You don't catch me racing, except for something worth having," said Coker.

    Vice Versa

    F. Anstey

  • These Leaves all grow on the top of the Tree after the manner of a Coker.

  • He saw Chawner scudding down the path like some great camel, and Coker squaring his arms and working them as if they were wings.

    Vice Versa

    F. Anstey

  • Coker, an Englishman, should stay for cooke in the English house, which is donne by his owne consent.