What does POKE mean?

Definitions for POKEpoʊk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word POKE.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. poke, pigeon berry, garget, scoke, Phytolacca americana(noun)

    tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous

  2. dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke(noun)

    someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

  3. sack, poke, paper bag, carrier bag(noun)

    a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases

  4. jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrust, thrusting(noun)

    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)

    "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist"

  5. punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug(verb)

    (boxing) a blow with the fist

    "I gave him a clout on his nose"

  6. jab, prod, stab, poke, dig(verb)

    poke or thrust abruptly

    "he jabbed his finger into her ribs"

  7. intrude, horn in, pry, nose, poke(verb)

    search or inquire in a meddlesome way

    "This guy is always nosing around the office"

  8. poke(verb)

    stir by poking

    "poke the embers in the fireplace"

  9. thump, pound, poke(verb)

    hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument

    "the salesman pounded the door knocker"; "a bible-thumping Southern Baptist"

  10. poke(verb)

    make a hole by poking

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poke(noun)

    a large North American herb of the genus Phytolacca (P. decandra), bearing dark purple juicy berries; -- called also garget, pigeon berry, pocan, and pokeweed. The root and berries have emetic and purgative properties, and are used in medicine. The young shoots are sometimes eaten as a substitute for asparagus, and the berries are said to be used in Europe to color wine

  2. Poke(noun)

    a bag; a sack; a pocket

  3. Poke(noun)

    a long, wide sleeve; -- called also poke sleeve

  4. Poke(verb)

    to thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire

  5. Poke(verb)

    to thrust with the horns; to gore

  6. Poke(verb)

    to put a poke on; as, to poke an ox

  7. Poke(verb)

    to search; to feel one's way, as in the dark; to grope; as, to poke about

  8. Poke(noun)

    the act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs

  9. Poke(noun)

    a lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting person

  10. Poke(noun)

    a contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward

  11. Origin: [Cf. LG. poken to prick, pierce, thrust, pok a dagger, knife, D. pook, G. pocken to beat, also Ir. poc a blow, Gael. puc to push.]


  1. Poke

    Poke is a raw salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine. Pokē is the Hawaiian verb for "section" or "to slice or cut".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Poke

    pōk, n. a bag: a pouch.—A pig in a poke, a blind bargain, as of a pig bought without being seen. [Prob. Celt., as Ir. poc, a bag.]

  2. Poke

    pōk, v.t. to thrust or push against with something pointed: to search for with a long instrument: to thrust at with the horns.—v.i. to grope or feel, as in the dark.—n. act of pushing or thrusting: a thrust: a bonnet having a projecting front worn earlier in the century—also Poke′-bonn′et.—ns. Pō′ker, an iron rod for poking or stirring the fire; Po′ker-draw′ing, a design burnt into lime-tree or other wood with 'pokers,' which rather resembled plumbers' soldering irons.—adj. Pō′kerish, like a poker: stiff.—adv. Pō′kerishly.—adj. Pō′king, drudging, servile.—n. Pō′king-stick, a small stick or rod of steel formerly used for adjusting the plaits of ruffs.—adj. Pō′ky, stupid: dull: confined, with little room: poor, shabby.—Poke fun at, to ridicule, make fun of. [Ir. poc, a blow, Gael. puc, to push.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. poke

    See peek.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of POKE in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of POKE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles 'Mr. Go Hard' Scott:

    I can choke a brick, poke a stick, and drown a glass of water

  2. Mike Murphy:

    If somebody takes a poke at Jeb Bush we’re capable of poking back.

  3. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    I know that the president will certainly poke a little fun at himself.

  4. Tobly McSmith:

    Beverley Hills, 90210, not only do we poke fun and celebrate the show, we also get some jokes in about the actor's lives.

  5. Alvin Price:

    Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes in it to drain it dry.

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