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toke1

[tohk] /toʊk/
noun
1.
a tip or gratuity given by a gambler to a dealer or other employee at a casino.
verb (used without object), toked, toking.
2.
to provide a toke.
verb (used with object), toked, toking.
3.
to give a toke to.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; origin uncertain

toke2

[tohk] /toʊk/
noun
1.
a puff of a marijuana cigarette.
verb (used with object), toked, toking.
2.
to light up or puff (a marijuana cigarette).
verb (used without object), toked, toking.
3.
to puff a marijuana cigarette (often followed by up).
Origin
1950-55, Americanism; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for toking

toke

/təʊk/
noun
1.
a draw on a cannabis cigarette
verb
2.
(intransitive) to take a draw on a cannabis cigarette
Derived Forms
toker, 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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Slang definitions & phrases for toking

toke 1

noun
  1. A puff or drag at a cigarette, cigar, etc, esp a marijuana cigarette: He still took a toke of marijuana from time to time
  2. A cigarette, esp a marijuana cigarette: Elaborately, I lit a toke
verb

: to toke vigorously on an oversize cigar

[1950s+; probably fr Spanish tocar in its sense ''touch,'' or ''tap, hit,'' or ''get a shave or part,'' or a combination of these]


toke 2

noun
  1. A gambling chip or token, esp one given to a dealer as a tip (1961+ Gambling)
  2. A gratuity given by a gambling casino, brothel, or other business to cabdrivers for bringing in clients: Cab drivers have long been paid ''tokes'' when they deliver customers to a long list of varied business establishments (1971+ Gambling) lots of talent and more to boot

[1000+; fr Old English, ''as profit, to the good'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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