Meaning of COKE in English


I. ˈkōk noun

Etymology: perhaps from dialect coke, colk core, from Middle English; akin to Swedish kälk pith

Date: 1669

: the residue of coal left after destructive distillation and used as fuel ; also : a similar residue left by other materials (as petroleum) distilled to dryness

II. verb

( coked ; cok·ing )

Date: 1763

transitive verb

: to change into coke

intransitive verb

: to become coke or like coke

III. noun

Etymology: by shortening & alteration

Date: circa 1903

: cocaine

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