Main definitions of pote in English

: pote1pote2

pote1

Pronunciation /pəʊt/

noun

rare, dialect Scottish, British
  • A gentle or weak kick or push.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From pote.

Main definitions of pote in English

: pote1pote2

pote2

Pronunciation /pəʊt/

verb

dialect Scottish, British, Irish
  • 1To kick (something); to paw (the ground) with a foot; to stamp (one's foot).

  • 2To poke (a fire, etc.) with a stick, poker, etc.

Origin

Old English (in an earlier sense). Probably cognate with Middle Dutch pōten to stick in the ground, to secure, to graft (Dutch poten to plant), Middle Low German pōten, pāten, patten to plant, to graft, Icelandic pota to poke, thrust, Norwegian (Nynorsk) pota to poke, Swedish regional påta to poke, to poke about, Danish pode to graft, to plant; further etymology uncertain: apparently related to put.