—v.t. 1. to prod or push, esp. with something narrow or pointed, as a finger, elbow, stick, etc.: to poke someone in the ribs. 2. to make (a hole, one's way, etc.) by or as by prodding or pushing.
3. to thrust or push: She poked her head out of the window. 4. to force, drive, or stir by or as by pushing or thrusting: He poked the fire up. 5. to thrust obtrusively: The prosecutor kept poking his finger at the defendant.
—v.i. 1. to make a pushing or thrusting movement with the finger, a stick, etc.
2. to extend or project (often fol. by out): His handkerchief is poking out of his back pocket. 3. to thrust oneself obtrusively: to poke into something that is not one's affair. 4. to search curiously; pry (often fol. by around or about).
5. to go or proceed in a slow or aimless way (often fol. by along).
6. poke fun at, to ridicule or mock, esp. covertly or slyly: In her novel, she pokes fun at her ex-husband. 7. poke one's nose into,Informal.to meddle in; pry into: We felt as if half the people in town were poking their noses into our lives.
—n. 1. a thrust or push.
2. Informal.a slow or dawdling person; slowpoke.
Pronunciation: (pōk),[key] —n. 1. Chiefly Midland U.S. and Scot.a bag or sack, esp. a small one.
2. a wallet or purse.
3. Archaic.a pocket.
Pronunciation: (pōk),[key] —n. 1. a projecting brim at the front of a bonnet, framing the face.
2. Also called poke' bon"net. a bonnet or hat with such a brim.