The evening continued: a mixture of fashion-industry luminaries—and their famous fans—honoring (and poking fun) at each other.
A Facebook post by 'Interview With the Vampire' author Anne Rice poking fun at 'Twilight' caused a furor among Team Edward.
poking out of the shiny gold pages is a “distinctive silk marker”—also gold—which “complements the color of the leather.”
While Herman Cain fumbles, the Texas governor is everywhere, poking fun at his debate brain-freeze.
“Hold on,” he said, staring at his smartphone and poking at its screen.
"I certainly thought I did," said I, poking about with the ferrule of one of my sticks.
She was sitting on the staircase, poking her parasol through the balusters.
He was poking his poor little bill through the bars, and I was so sorry for him!
What good can you do me by poking off out there in the woods?
He'll be poking in just as dinner is over, and the puddings cold, and company preparing to leave; then he'll catch a lecturing.
"to push, prod, thrust," especially with something pointed, c.1300, puken "to poke, nudge," of uncertain origin, perhaps from or related to Middle Dutch poken "to poke" (Dutch beuken), or Middle Low German poken "to stick with a knife" (cf. German pochen "to knock, rap"), both from Proto-Germanic root *puk-, perhaps imitative. Related: Poked; poking. To poke fun "tease" first attested 1840; to poke around "search" is from 1809. To poke along "advance lazily; walk at a leisurely pace" is from 1833.
"small sack," early 13c., probably from Old North French poque (12c., Old French poche) "purse, poke, purse-net," probably from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *puk- (cf. Old English pohha, pocca "bag, pocket," Middle Dutch poke, Old Norse poki "bag, pouch, pocket," dialectal German Pfoch), from PIE root *beu-, an imitative root associated with words for "to swell" (see bull (n.2)).
"pokeweed; a weed used in medicine and dyeing," colonial American, from native words, possibly a confusion of similar-sounding Native American plant names; from 1630s in English as "tobacco plant," short for uppowoc (1580s), from Algonquian (Virginia) *uppowoc. Later (1708) the word is used in the sense "pokeweed," as a shortened form of puccoon, from Algonquian (Virginia) *puccoon, name of a plant used for dyeing." Native roots for "smoke" and "stain" have been proposed as the origin or origins.
"an act of poking," 1796, originally pugilistic slang, from poke (v.). Also (1809) the name of a device, like a yoke with a pole, attached to domestic animals such as pigs and sheep to keep them from escaping enclosures. Hence slowpoke, and cf. pokey. Slang sense "act of sexual intercourse" is attested from 1902.
[fr Southern dialect, ''pocket, bag,'' fr Middle English, ultimately fr Old Norman French]