Try Our Apps


Word of the Day
Thursday, July 15, 1999

Definitions for grok

  1. to understand thoroughly and intuitively.
  2. to communicate sympathetically.

Learn something
new every day


Thank youfor signing up
Get the Word of the Day Email
Citations for grok
Jill bit her lip, then grinned. "I'm not sure what ‘grok’ means." Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land, 1961
They were trying to, like, fake it, you know? They didn't exactly grok how we do things nowadays. Harry Turtledove, The Valley-Westside War, 2008
Origin of grok
Grok was coined by Robert A. Heinlein in his 1961 science-fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land.