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What does stoked mean?
Stoked is a slang adjective that describes someone as being very excited, as in I just heard that my favorite director is making a new movie and I’m already stoked.
Less commonly, stoked describes someone being intoxicated or stupefied by drugs.
Describing excitement, stoked is often followed by a word like about, to, or that to explain what a person is excited about, as in I’m pretty stoked about the huge graduation party tonight.
Stoked can also describe someone as being impaired by drugs, such as by being intoxicated or in a euphoric state, as in We had to take Josh home because he was too stoked to even remember where he lived.
Because both of these senses are slang, they generally aren’t used in formal writing. You’re more likely to see them on social media or hear them when talking with your friends.
Example: I’m stoked to go to the concert because my favorite band is the headliner.
Where does stoked come from?
The first records of the slang sense of stoked come from around 1963. It is the past tense of the verb stoke. The first records of stoke come from around 1675. It comes from the Dutch stoken, meaning “to feed or stock a fire.”
The slang stoked is believed to have come from Californian surfer slang during the 1950s or 1960s. Similarly to the slang gnarly, stoked has since spread from surfer lingo to mainstream use across the United States.
Interestingly, the excited sense of stoked has been used in Australia and New Zealand, but the intoxicated sense has not.
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How is stoked used in real life?
Stoked is a common slang used when someone is excited about something.
It’s 30 degrees right now with a high of 37 in my neck of Texas today. These are the days when I’m not super stoked to walk my pupper. But she’s still super stoked to go.
— LauraB’sAtHome🏡🖋 (@lulujb520) February 11, 2021
My tattoo artist uses vegan color. I had no idea vegan ink existed and I’m pretty stoked about it.
— Ashe (@tr_ashe17) February 10, 2021
IM GOING TO OREGON IN 8 DAYS AND IM SO STOKED 🥺
— lemon head 🍋 (@uhhhmeg) February 10, 2021
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My little sister loves animals and is really stoked to go to the zoo with me tomorrow.
How to use stoked in a sentence
The result was a decade of printing money that has primarily benefited the very rich and stoked asset prices in ways that continue to destabilize global financial markets.
How the King Soopers shooting unfoldedPresident Obama’s entire tenure was marked by sustained growth in gun sales because of stoked fears that at any moment he was going to instruct the government to take away Americans’ guns.How fear and shootings drive business for the gun industry|Todd Frankel|March 25, 2021|Washington Post
They propagated disinformation, spewed hate, stoked violence, disregarded the law, and overwhelmed authorities vastly outnumbered and ill-equipped to handle the onslaught.
I can’t imagine Kemboi would be super stoked to fly halfway around the world to race Western States for the chance to win a belt buckle.Behind the Scenes of a Unique FKT Attempt in Kenya|Martin Fritz Huber|November 24, 2020|Outside Online
I actually just saw both sheriff’s deputies again today, six days after the fire started, and they were just beaming, so stoked that both of their homes survived.
But beware of voting based on the fears stoked by politicians for their own political gain -- on both sides.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!|Gene Robinson|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You must have been pretty stoked when you found out that Cary would have such a big, juicy arc this season.The Good Wife’s Secret Weapon: Matt Czuchry on Cary Agos’s Terrible, Horrible Year|Kevin Fallon|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was stoked that we were able to get together to put out Rkives.Jenny Lewis on 'The Voyager,' the End of Rilo Kiley, and High School Classmate Angelina Jolie|Marlow Stern|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Russian militants continue to percolate through the Ukrainian border, hoping their Kremlin-stoked fantasies will come true.
Crowe himself stoked the religion angle by tweet-begging Pope Francis to screen the film.The Backstory of ‘Noah’ Is Full of Giants, Horny Angels, and a Grieving God|Tim Townsend|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then he stoked the fire, blew it, and set them all round it to warm themselves.Grimms' Fairy Tales|The Brothers Grimm
The fire beneath is stoked and kept alive by bellows handled by those who assisted at his martyrdom.Cathedral Cities of Italy|William Wiehe Collins
Russ stoked and lit his pipe, snapped off his machine and swung around in the operator's chair.Empire|Clifford Donald Simak
He stoked away, till the sparks flew like shooting stars across the sky.Egholm and his God|Johannes Buchholtz
Hitherto he had been mechanical, whereas now he was an engine capable of self-direction—an engine stoked to the brim.The Promise of Air|Algernon Blackwood