Poke bonnet
Poke Poke, n. 1. The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs. --Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster]

2. A lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting person. [Slang, U.S.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

3. A contrivance to prevent an animal from leaping or breaking through fences. It consists of a yoke with a pole inserted, pointed forward. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

{Poke bonnet}, a bonnet with a straight, projecting front. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • poke bonnet — n. a bonnet with a projecting front brim * * * ▪ clothing  hood shaped hat tied under the chin, with a small crown at the back and a wide projecting front brim that shaded the face. It became fashionable at the beginning of the 19th century and… …   Universalium

  • poke bonnet — n. a bonnet with a projecting front brim …   English World dictionary

  • poke bonnet — noun a hat tied under the chin • Syn: ↑bonnet • Derivationally related forms: ↑bonnet (for: ↑bonnet) • Hypernyms: ↑hat, ↑chapeau, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Poke bonnet — A poke bonnet is a women s bonnet (hat) in the shape of a hood, featuring a projecting rim on the front side, which would shade the face of the wearer.The poke bonnet came into fashion at the beginning of the 19th century …   Wikipedia

  • poke-bonnet — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Poke — Poke, n. 1. The act of poking; a thrust; a jog; as, a poke in the ribs. Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster] 2. A lazy person; a dawdler; also, a stupid or uninteresting person. [Slang, U.S.] Bartlett. [1913 Webster] 3. A contrivance to prevent an animal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poke — poke1 [pōk] vt. poked, poking [ME poken < MDu or LowG] 1. a) to push or jab with a stick, finger, etc.; prod b) Slang to hit with the fist 2. to make by poking [to poke a hole in a bag] …   English World dictionary

  • poke — I. /poʊk / (say pohk) verb (poked, poking) –verb (t) 1. to thrust against or into (something) with the finger or arm, a stick, etc.; prod: to poke a person in the ribs. 2. to make (a hole, one s way, etc.) by or as by thrusting. 3. to thrust or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • poke — poke1 pokable, adj. /pohk/, v., poked, poking, n. 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.… …   Universalium

  • poke — 1. v. & n. v. 1 (foll. by in, up, down, etc.) a tr. thrust or push with the hand, point of a stick, etc. b intr. be thrust forward. 2 intr. (foll. by at etc.) make thrusts with a stick etc. 3 tr. thrust the end of a finger etc. against. 4 tr.… …   Useful english dictionary

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