moke

[ mohk ]
/ moʊk /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. mojave desert,
  2. moji,
  3. mojito,
  4. mojo,
  5. mokapu,
  6. mokha,
  7. moki,
  8. mokihi,
  9. moko,
  10. mokola virus

Origin of moke

First recorded in 1840–50; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for moke

moke

/ (məʊk) /

noun

British a slang name for donkey (def. 1)
Australian slang an inferior type of horse

Word Origin for moke

C19: origin obscure

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Word Origin and History for moke

moke

n.

"dolt," 1855, originally (16c.) "donkey;" of unknown origin, perhaps originally a personal name. In U.S., "black person," from 1856.

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