[ smoh-kee ]

noun,plural smok·eys.(often initial capital letter)Slang.
  1. an officer or officers of a state highway patrol.

  2. a state police car.

Origin of smokey

An Americanism dating back to 1970–75; shortened from Smokey Bear, a cartoon bear 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 Smok·ey Bear [smoh-kee bair] /ˈsmoʊ ki ˈbɛər/ .

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[ smoh-kee ]

adjective,smok·i·er, smok·i·est.
  1. a variant of smoky. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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