coke

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Etymology 1[edit]

Perhaps from Middle English colke.

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coke (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) Solid residue from roasting coal in a coke oven; used principally as a fuel and in the production of steel and formerly as a domestic fuel.
    • The plant should produce approximately 550,000 tons of screened blast furnace coke per year.
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coke (third-person singular simple present cokes, present participle coking, simple past and past participle coked)

  1. (transitive) To produce coke from coal.
  2. (intransitive) To turn into coke.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Originated circa 1908 in American English as a shortening of cocaine.

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coke (uncountable)

  1. (informal, slang, uncountable) Cocaine.
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Etymology 3[edit]

1909, from the name of the American company Coca-Cola and the beverage it produced.

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coke (plural cokes)

  1. Alternative capitalization of Coke.
  2. A genericized trademark for cola
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French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

English coke (residue from roasting in a coal oven).

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coke m (plural cokes)

  1. coke (form of carbon)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From English coke (cocaine).

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coke f (plural cokes)

  1. coke (slang: cocaine)
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Italian[edit]

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coke m (invariable)

  1. coke (clarification of this Italian definition is being sought)