moke

[mohk]

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.

Origin of moke

First recorded in 1840–50; origin uncertain
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Related Words for moke

horse, burro, mule, ass, pony, jackass, jenny, jennet, moke, maud, neddy

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British Dictionary definitions for moke

moke

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
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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