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  1. smokonoun

    A cigarette break from work or military duty, often used onboard ship.

  2. smokonoun

    Any similar break from work for a drink, rest, snack, etc.

  3. Etymology: : 1865, thought to be British Merchant Navy slang.

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  1. Smoko

    "Smoko" is a term used in Australian English, New Zealand English and Falkland Islands English for a short, often informal, cigarette break taken during work or military duty, although the term can also be used to describe any short break such as a rest or a coffee/tea break. Among sheep shearers in Australia, "smoko" is a mid-morning break, between breakfast and lunch, in which a light meal may be eaten. Within New Zealand the term has generally altered to include coffee breaks and outdoor rests. The term is used primarily in New Zealand amongst the building and manufacturing communities. The term is believed to have originated in the British Merchant Navy, and was in use as early as 1865. The term is still in use in the British Merchant Navy today. The tradition of a smoko in the Australian sense seems to have begun amongst sheep shearers in the 1860s. Although a slang term, the word "smoko" has been used in government writing and industrial relations reports to mean a short work break.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smoko in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smoko in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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