toke

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[tohk]Slang.
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noun

a tip or gratuity given by a gambler to a dealer or other employee at a casino.

verb (used without object), toked, tok·ing.

to provide a toke.

verb (used with object), toked, tok·ing.

to give a toke to.

Origin of toke

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First recorded in 1970–75; origin uncertain

toke

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[tohk]Slang.

noun

a puff of a marijuana cigarette.

verb (used with object), toked, tok·ing.

to light up or puff (a marijuana cigarette).

verb (used without object), toked, tok·ing.

to puff a marijuana cigarette (often followed by up).

Origin of toke

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An Americanism dating back to 1950–55; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for toke

toke

noun

a draw on a cannabis cigarette

verb

(intr) to take a draw on a cannabis cigarette
Derived Formstoker, noun
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Word Origin and History for toke
n.

1968, "inhalation of a marijuana cigarette or pipe smoke," U.S. slang, from earlier verb meaning "to smoke a marijuana cigarette" (1952), perhaps from Spanish tocar in sense of "touch, tap, hit" or "get a shave or part." In 19c. the same word in British slang meant "small piece of poor-quality bread," but this probably is not related.

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