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smokey

[smoh-kee]
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noun, plural smok·eys. (often initial capital letter) Slang.
  1. an officer or officers of a state highway patrol.
  2. a state police car.
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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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adj.

variant of smoky. As a noun, sometimes short for Smokey Bear.

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