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  1. Woke

    Woke ( WOHK) is an adjective derived from African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) meaning "alert to racial prejudice and discrimination". Beginning in the 2010s, it came to encompass a broader awareness of social inequalities such as sexism, and has also been used as shorthand for American Left ideas involving identity politics and social justice, such as the notion of white privilege and slavery reparations for African Americans. The phrase stay woke had emerged in AAVE by the 1930s, in some contexts referring to an awareness of the social and political issues affecting African Americans. The phrase was uttered in a recording by Lead Belly and later by Erykah Badu. Following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, the phrase was popularised by Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists seeking to raise awareness about police shootings of African Americans. After seeing use on Black Twitter, the term woke became an Internet meme and was increasingly used by white people, often to signal their support for BLM, which some commentators have criticised as cultural appropriation. Mainly associated with the millennial generation, the term spread internationally and was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2017. The terms woke-washing and woke capitalism were coined to describe companies who signal support for progressive causes as a substitute for genuine change. By 2020, members of the political center and right wing in several Western countries were using the term woke, often in an ironic way, as an insult for various progressive or leftist movements and ideologies perceived as overzealous, performative, or insincere. In turn, some commentators came to consider it an offensive term with negative associations to those who promote political ideas involving identity and race.

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  1. woke

    Woke is a slang term that emerged in the late 20th century and became popular in the 2010s. It refers to being aware, informed, and socially conscious about various political and social issues, particularly those related to systemic injustices such as racism, discrimination, and inequality. Someone who is described as woke is typically seen as being actively engaged in challenging societal norms and advocating for change.

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  1. Woke

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  2. Woke

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Wikidata

  1. WOKE

    WOKE "Walk FM" is a radio station broadcasting a Contemporary Christian format. Licensed to Garrison, Kentucky, USA. The station is currently owned by Big River Radio, Inc.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'woke' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4182

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of woke in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of woke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of woke in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Sadler:

    I woke up to basically people ducking and then I was, like,' Why is everybody ducking ?' and then, when I turned round to look, he, the gunman, had just entered the car with the AK and then I was, like :' This is really happening', we just all ran back there and we tried to do whatever we could to try and beat him up so he didn't shoot anybody. He pulled out a box cutter and cut Spencer a couple of times but beside that we just tried to do whatever we could.

  2. Marine Justin Blazejewski:

    We came out, and I tripped and hurt my ankle, the next day, we had another explosion. It knocked me unconscious. I woke up and had several injuries and pieces of shrapnel in my ankle. That's when, as a runner, it stopped for me.

  3. Freddy Marquez:

    When we were there, it was just family, it was nobody outside of the family. So when we woke up to that news, we were like, no way, why ?

  4. Photographer Johnny Joo:

    I woke up one morning thinking I had actually become a cat.

  5. Timothy Beal:

    I had one student who was reading Revelation outside on the waterfront and she fell asleep and woke up in the middle of a thunderstorm. She had an absolute panic attack because she felt like she was in the book.

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