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- simple past tense and past participle of wake
- (dialect, African American Vernacular or slang) Awake: not asleep.
- (African American Vernacular, slang) Alert and aware of what is going on.
- 2014, Lynn Sweeting, WomanSpeak, A Journal of Writing and Art by Caribbean Women, volume 7:
- […] stay woke[,] people of color,
let us occupy this dissent