poke: Meaning and Definition of
— v., n. poked, pok•ing,
- to prod or push, esp. with something narrow or pointed, as a finger, elbow, stick, etc.: to poke someone in the ribs.
- to make (a hole, one's way, etc.) by or as by prodding or pushing.
- to thrust or push: She poked her head out of the window.
- to force, drive, or stir by or as by pushing or thrusting: He poked the fire up.
- to thrust obtrusively: The prosecutor kept poking his finger at the defendant.
- to make a pushing or thrusting movement with the finger, a stick, etc.
- to extend or project (often fol. by out): His handkerchief is poking out of his back pocket.
- to thrust oneself obtrusively: to poke into something that is not one's affair.
- to search curiously; pry (often fol. by around or about).
- to go or proceed in a slow or aimless way (often fol. by along).
- to ridicule or mock, esp. covertly or slyly: In her novel, she pokes fun at her ex-husband.
- to meddle in; pry into: We felt as if half the people in town were poking their noses into our lives.
- a thrust or push.
- a slow or dawdling person; slowpoke.
- a bag or sack, esp. a small one.
- a wallet or purse.
- a pocket.
- a projecting brim at the front of a bonnet, framing the face.
- Also calleda bonnet or hat with such a brim.
- poke (Thesaurus)