[ smoh-kee ]
/ ˈsmoʊ ki /

noun, plural smok·eys. (often initial capital letter) Slang.

an officer or officers of a state highway patrol.
a state police car.

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for smokey



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper