Meaning of toke in English:


Pronunciation /təʊk/

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  • A pull on a cigarette or pipe, typically one containing cannabis.

    • ‘The last thing she did before she pulled down the bag was take one last toke on the cigarette.’
    • ‘That's why the US Supreme Court won't risk the health of dying cancer patients with a few tokes of physician-prescribed pot.’
    • ‘Around our way its always the baseball capped teenagers who blatantly smoke it in the street and also don't find much time between tokes for schooling.’
    • ‘Well sure, you can get cancer from smoking joints, and you can certainly kill yourself and others if you choose to drive following a good toke.’
    • ‘There is nothing quite like sitting around a campfire, talking about anything and everything, while enjoying a friendly toke or two.’
    • ‘The stewards don't mind; they are in the galley enjoying a good toke on the top-notch ganja they scored in Japan.’
    • ‘When four people are sharing a spliff, taking more than three tokes in one pass is not kosher.’
    • ‘‘Hmm, good stuff,’ Wendy said after a couple of tokes.’
    • ‘Under federal law, anyone who grows or distributes pot is a felon - even if they're giving it to a migraine sufferer who's going to vomit if he can't get a couple of tokes quickly.’
    • ‘It's a disturbing event, but Cliff needs only a couple of tokes and some sage advice from his mother - who thinks he's just upset over a breakup - to get over it.’
    • ‘Anyway, after a few tokes, I was able to think straight, and I figured Ron had taken my car so he wouldn't be late to work.’
    • ‘The will to better yourself evaporates after a few tokes.’
    • ‘I take a few tokes, but I just don't feel like it at the moment.’
    • ‘At 14, she was drinking with older men and sneaking tokes on the loading dock of the music store where she worked.’
    • ‘I found myself apologizing a lot for being lame, for not having gone out much in the past six months, for wanting to leave early tonight, for not wanting a toke of a joint rolled with reportedly amazing weed.’
    • ‘With few exceptions, having taken a toke the night before has not one iota of impact on the job people do.’
    • ‘One coffee, one glass of wine, one toke on a joint does it for me.’
    • ‘He takes another long toke, holds his breath for what seems like the best part of a minute, then exhales with a small cough.’
    • ‘As the drug abuse literature tells us, one toke leads inevitably to another, and soon the very proper Grace is up to her eyebrows in a potent strain of Matthew's favorite recreational herb.’
    • ‘At other times, he tries too hard to show that he's just a regular guy, who enjoys the occasional pitcher of beer or toke of a joint.’


[no object] informal
  • Smoke cannabis or tobacco.

    • ‘he muses while toking on a cigarette’
    • ‘we toke some grass’
    • ‘Probe for the source of this stifled mirth, and you'll find out that on April 20th many spend the day toking, smoking, sparking it, getting blunted, and taking a few to the head.’
    • ‘As the sketch began, we were treated to the sight of various middle-management types snorting lines of cocaine, toking on joints and shooting up smack.’
    • ‘I grabbed a spliff and we all started toking on it.’
    • ‘I wouldn't be able to explain my way out of it if they found out that I spent my free time sniffiing, shootin up, toking, or tripping, along with being drunk.’
    • ‘She's toking, she's sleeping with a much younger musician and he is simply horrified.’
    • ‘Better get back to toking and drinking, Jeff, if this is what you come up with sober.’
    • ‘The trial takes place over a four-week period, with patients toking from a pipe three times a day, five days a week.’
    • ‘An entrepreneur in Saskatoon has asked the city for permission to set up a ‘Dutch-style’ cannabis cafe where pot is freely toked.’
    • ‘Now, I'm no degenerate drug addict or anything, but I do like to toke on the occasional stick now and again.’
    • ‘Indeed, medical users won the right to toke in a landmark 2000 court ruling.’
    • ‘It's the best place to toke!’
    • ‘Other people can smoke and toke and stay in bed all day and make plans that they never carry out and I will still love them, but not me.’
    • ‘Fowler smokes opium as casually as one might toke on a cigarette.’
    • ‘Am I strange, way out, weird, a hippy, a druggy, or just one of the many millions of Britons who secretly tokes a bit?’
    • ‘And as a few visitors found out, it's definitely not a good week to toke.’
    • ‘He tokes on a pipe just as the phone starts ringing.’
    • ‘Avoid this film unless you want to know the befuddled feeling that comes of toking on a bong for a few seconds too long.’
    • ‘For them, toking is a way of opting in and identifying with the mainstream, rather than a way of drifting further out.’
    • ‘Right now, a lot of officers turn the other cheek or let people off with a warning when they catch them toking, because it's not worth the hassle of laying charges.’
    • ‘The selection of ecstasy as the designer drug of choice is an interesting one and certainly makes a change from the toking of joints, or snorting of coke.’


1950s of unknown origin.