- Older Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a black person.
- British Slang. a donkey.
- Australian Slang. a poor-looking, inferior horse.
Origin of moke
First recorded in 1840–50; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for moke
And the rusty sword, and he sniffs aboard the moke of the Horse Marines.
With a rusty sword and a moke on board to bray like the Horse Marines.
We can jab it off its hook with a billiard-cue, I should think, Moke.
"Moke and I would like to say how pleased we are to hear about Phillis," he said, rather awkwardly for him.
"'And that will fix it in folks's minds,'" Moke completed the quotation.
- British a slang name for donkey (def. 1)
- Australian slang an inferior type of horse
C19: origin obscure
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Word Origin and History for moke
"dolt," 1855, originally (16c.) "donkey;" of unknown origin, perhaps originally a personal name. In U.S., "black person," from 1856.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper