- an officer or officers of a state highway patrol.
- a state police car.
Origin of smokey
1970–75, Americanism; shortened from Smokey the Bear, a cartoon figure used in the U. S. Forest Service's fire prevention campaign, depicted wearing a hat similar to those worn by state police officers
Also called Smokey Bear.
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Examples from the Web for smokey
Pharrell, and maybe his Smokey the Bear hat, will be on hand to perform “Happy,” a nominated song that happens to—get this!Breaking: The Oscars Might Not Suck This Year
February 27, 2014
Browne's "nuns" (models) donned sharp eyebrows, smokey eye makeup, and nails similar to those worn by Lorde to the Grammy Awards.The Blessing of Thom Browne Latest Collection
February 11, 2014
The singer covered parts of her naked body with moss, accessorizing with smokey eyeshadow and a voluminous haircut.Miranda Kerr Reportedly Won’t Walk in This Year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show; Gucci Receives $144.2 Million in Counterfeit Damages
The Fashion Beast Team
October 18, 2013
If Wills has any say in the matter, their boy will have his very own Smokey, too.How Different Is Raising the Royal Baby From a Typical American Child?
Kevin Fallon, Lizzie Crocker
July 23, 2013
Smokey Robinson [I remember] the five young guys who sang and danced up a storm.Best of the Memorial Service
The Daily Beast
July 7, 2009
"Smokey's me pal," he added, scrambling to his feet with a belated salute.
Smokey wriggled in absolute approval of Jimmy's loyalty and comment.
Where did you pick up those two kids, Smokey, and his—his pal, Jimmy?
After that he felt sort of responsible for Smokey's welfare.
By and by Jimmy found out that Smokey never had had any parents.
Word Origin and History for smokey
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