toke

1
[ tohk ]
/ toʊk /
Slang.
|

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.

Nearby words

  1. tojo, hideki,
  2. tok pisin,
  3. tokamak,
  4. tokara islands,
  5. tokay,
  6. tokelau,
  7. tokelau islands,
  8. token,
  9. token economy,
  10. token money

Origin of toke

1
First recorded in 1970–75; origin uncertain

toke

2
[ tohk ]
/ toʊk /
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

2
An Americanism dating back to 1950–55; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for toking

toke

/ (təʊk) slang /

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 toking

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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