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[stohkt] /stoʊkt/
adjective, Slang.
exhilarated; excited.
intoxicated or stupefied with a drug; high.
Origin of stoked
stoke1 + -ed2
Related forms
unstoked, adjective


[stohk] /stoʊk/
verb (used with object), stoked, stoking.
to poke, stir up, and feed (a fire).
to tend the fire of (a furnace, especially one used with a boiler to generate steam for an engine); supply with fuel.
verb (used without object), stoked, stoking.
to shake up the coals of a fire.
to tend a fire or furnace.
1675-85; < Dutch stoken to feed or stock a fire; see stock Unabridged
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  • The fire had been stoked in his absence, and was now burning gloriously.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • The fireman threw open the furnace-door and stoked the fire as we approached.

    Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
  • Then he stoked the fire, blew it, and set them all round it to warm themselves.

    Grimms' Fairy Tales The Brothers Grimm
  • He lighted up the furnace with dry wood, then stoked it full of coal.

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England
  • In one case he stoked the furnaces of a coal mine for a week.

    A Captain in the Ranks

    George Cary Eggleston
British Dictionary definitions for stoked


(NZ, informal) very pleased; elated: really stoked to have got the job


to feed, stir, and tend (a fire, furnace, etc)
(transitive) to tend the furnace of; act as a stoker for
See also stoke up
Word Origin
C17: back formation from stoker
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Word Origin and History for stoked



1650s (implied in stoker), "to feed and stir up a fire in a fireplace," from Dutch stoken "to stoke," from Middle Dutch stoken "to poke, thrust," related to stoc "stick, stump," from Proto-Germanic *stok-, variant of *stik-, *stek- "pierce, prick" (see stick (v.)). Stoked "enthusiastic" recorded in surfer slang by 1963, but the extension of the word to persons is older:

Having "stoked up," as the men called it, the brigades paraded at 10.30 a.m., ready for the next stage of the march. ["Cassell's History of the Boer War," 1901]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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stoked in Medicine

stoke (stōk)
A unit of kinematic viscosity equal to that of a fluid with a viscosity of one poise and a density of one gram per milliliter.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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Slang definitions & phrases for stoked



Enthusiastic; happily surprised: Everyone's stoked that he's here and would he do a couple of tunes

[1963+; fr surfer talk]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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