adjective, Slang. (often used in the phrase stay woke)
Related formsunwoke, adjective
Definition for woke (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), waked or woke, waked or wok·en, wak·ing.
verb (used with object), waked or woke, waked or wok·en, wak·ing.
Origin of wake1
SYNONYMS FOR wake
Related formswak·er, nounhalf-wak·ing, adjectiveun·waked, adjectiveun·wak·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for woke
One measly year later, Pam woke to find a naked Ewing grinning at her in the shower.
When she came to, she alleges that she woke up in his bed and Cosby had his shirt off.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004|Marlow Stern|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She woke up and realized she had no recollection of the past several hours.
Another incident, in January, involved a Kenyan man, Paul Mutora, who woke up in the morgue 15 hours after being pronounced dead.
“I woke up and I was in the back of my car all alone,” Ferrier said.
And I woke with my eyes full of tears and my heart beating—for I believe in dreams.The Woman in White|Wilkie Collins
He stood in front of his wife and woke Stella up in order to make his declaration.The Second Fiddle|Phyllis Bottome
When Auntie woke she saw at once by the light that it was much later than her usual time.A Christmas Posy|Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
Angelina Braid, on the morning of her third birthday, woke very early.The Golden Scarecrow|Hugh Walpole
When I woke a slave was standing over me, and he said, "There is not one date left on the tree!"The Violet Fairy Book|Various
British Dictionary definitions for woke (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for woke (2 of 3)
verb wakes, waking, woke or woken
Derived Formswaker, noun
Word Origin for wake
British Dictionary definitions for woke (3 of 3)
Word Origin for wake
Culture definitions for woke
A funeral celebration, common in Ireland, at which the participants stay awake all night keeping watch over the body of the dead person before burial. A wake traditionally involves a good deal of feasting and drinking.
Idioms and Phrases with woke
In addition to the idioms beginning with wake
, also see
- in the wake of
- to wake the dead