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PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

Perhaps from Middle English colke.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

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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VerbEdit

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 2Edit

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

NounEdit

coke (uncountable)

  1. (informal, slang, uncountable) Cocaine.
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Etymology 3Edit

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.

NounEdit

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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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English coke.

NounEdit

coke m (plural cokes)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) coke (type of processed carbon used as fuel)
Usage notesEdit

The singular is less common than the plural form in Dutch, which may also be used like an uncountable singular. Because of the rarity of the singular coke, some people consider it incorrect.

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English coke.

NounEdit

coke m (uncountable)

  1. (slang) cocaine, coke
    Synonym: cocaïne

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

coke m (plural cokes)

  1. coke (form of carbon)
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English coke (cocaine).

NounEdit

coke f (plural cokes)

  1. coke (cocaine)
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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

coke m (invariable)

  1. coke (form of carbon)