poke

Meanings

Verb

Noun

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Origin

  • Middle English, perhaps from Middle Dutch poken or Middle Low German poken (both from Proto-Germanic *puk-), which is probably imitative.
  • From Middle English poke, from Anglo-Norman poke (whence pocket), from Frankish *pokĊ. More at pocket.
  • Either a shortening of, or from the same source as, pocan (q.v.).
  • Borrowed from Hawaiian poke.

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