Poke is defined as to prod or push.(verb)
An example of poke is for a child to keep sticking his finger into his brother's arm.
The definition of a poke is a push or a prod.(noun)
An example of poke is the act of gently sticking a pen into a person's shoulder to get his attention.
See poke in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME poken < MDu or LowG
Origin: OFr poke, poque < Frank *pokka < IE base *beu-, to blow up, swell > puck
Origin: earlier pocan < AmInd (Virginian) puccoon, weed used for staining
See poke in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb poked poked, pok·ing, pokes verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English poken
Origin: , probably from Middle Low German
Origin: or Middle Dutch.
Origin: From poke1.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , probably from Old North French; see pocket. Regional Note: A pig in a poke is concealed in a sack from the buyer. The noun poke—meaning a bag or sack—dates from the 14th century in English. In many parts of Scotland poke means a little paper bag for carrying purchases or a cone-shaped piece of paper for an ice-cream cone. The Oxford English Dictionary gives similar forms in other languages: Icelandic poki, Gaelic poc or poca, and French poche.
Origin: Short for dialectal pocan
Origin: , of Virginia Algonquian origin
Origin: ; akin to puccoon.
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