coke

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kəʊk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /koʊk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊk

Etymology 1[edit]

Perhaps from Middle English colk (core).

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Noun[edit]

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.
    • 1963, “The Coal Industry in Mainland China Since 1949”, in The Geographical Journal[1], volume 129, number 3, ISSN 0016-7398, JSTOR 1794831, OCLC 905927071, page 333:
      At Ho-pi (Hopi) in northern Honan two modern shafts were under construction in 1957-8; but the coal from Ho-pi is expected to be of rather poor quality and so will be mixed with rich coal from P'ing-ting-shan (Pingtingshan) in central Honan for coke making.
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  • Portuguese: coque
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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.
  3. (especially automotive, astronautics) To add deleterious carbon deposits as a byproduct of combustion.
    In kerolox engines, some of the fuel flow cokes in the engine's cooling passages over time, requiring thorough cleaning prior to reuse.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Originated circa 1908 in American English as a clipping 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; the drink was named for two of its original ingredients, coca leaves and cola nut.

Noun[edit]

coke (plural cokes)

  1. (uncountable, informal) Alternative letter-case form of Coke (cola-based soft drink, especially Coca-Cola).
  2. (countable, informal) Alternative letter-case form of Coke (a serving of cola-based soft drink, especially Coca-Cola).
  3. (US, chiefly Southern US, informal) Alternative letter-case form of Coke (any soft drink, regardless of type).
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  • (soft drink): see the list at soda
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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English coke.

Noun[edit]

coke m (plural cokes)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) coke (type of processed carbon used as fuel)
Usage notes[edit]

The singular is less common than the plural form in Dutch, which may also be used like an uncountable singular.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English coke.

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coke m (uncountable)

  1. (slang) cocaine, coke
    Synonym: cocaïne

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

coke m (plural cokes)

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

Borrowed from English coke (cocaine).

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coke f (plural cokes)

  1. coke (cocaine)
    Synonym: cocaïne

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coke m (invariable)

  1. coke (form of carbon)

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coke

  1. Alternative form of colk