- pokepoke1 [pōk]vt.poked, poking [ME poken < MDu or LowG]1.a) to push or jab with a stick, finger, etc.; prodb) Slang to hit with the fist2. to make by poking [to poke a hole in a bag]3. to stir up (a fire) by jabbing the coals with a poker4. to thrust (something) forward; intrude [to poke one's head out a window]vi.1. to make jabs with a stick, poker, etc. (at something)2. to intrude; meddle3. to pry or search: sometimes with about or around4. to stick out; protrude5. to live or move slowly or lazily; loiter; putter; dawdle: often with alongn.1.a) the act of poking; jab; thrust; nudgeb) Slang a blow with the fist2. SLOWPOKE3. a poke bonnet, or its projecting front brim——————poke fun atto ridicule or deride, esp. satirically or slylypoke2 [pōk]n.[OFr poke, poque < Frank * pokka < IE base * beu-, to blow up, swell > PUCK2]1. Dial. a sack or bag2. Archaic a pocket3. Slanga) a wallet or purseb) money, esp. all that one has☆ poke3 [pōk ]n.[earlier pocan < AmInd (Virginian) puccoon, weed used for staining]short for POKEWEED
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.