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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Coke
Mineral coal charred, or depriver of its bitumen, sulphur, or other volatile matter by roasting in a kiln or oven, or by distillation, as in gas works. It is lagerly used where � smokeless fire is required.

Etymology: Perh. akin to cake, n

verb Coke
To convert into coke.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Street names for cocaine
  2. Coca Cola is a trademarked cola
  3. Carbon fuel produced by distillation of coal
  4. Become coke ("petroleum oils coke after distillation")

Perhaps from Middle English colke.

  1. (uncountable) Solid residue from roasting coal in a coke oven; used principally as a fuel and in the production of steel and formerly as a domestic fuel.

Originated circa 1908 in American English as a shortening of cocaine.

  1. (informal, slang, uncountable) Cocaine.

1909, from the name of the American company Coca-Cola and the beverage it produced; the drink was named for two of its original ingredients, coca leaves and cola nut.

  1. (uncountable, informal) Alternative letter-case form of Coke (cola-based soft drink, especially Coca-Cola).
  2. (countable, informal) Alternative letter-case form of Coke (a serving of cola-based soft drink, especially Coca-Cola).
  3. (US, chiefly Southern US, informal) Alternative letter-case form of Coke (any soft drink, regardless of type).

    coke was also found in the following language(s): French and Italian

    Notable Persons Named Coke

    Coke is a soccer player for the Sevilla FC, Rayo Vallecano, Rayo Vallecano B, and Spain national under-16 football team. Coke was born on April 26th, 1987 in Madrid, Spain.


    Coke La Rock is a hip hop music rapping. He has had major accomplishments since 1973. Coke was born on April 25th, 1955. Coke is also known as Coco La Rock.


    Coke R. Stevenson was a Governor of Texas and Lieutenant Governor of Texas. He was most prominent from 1941 to 1947. Coke was born on March 20th, 1888 in Mason County, Texas. He died on June 28th, 1975.


    Coke Escovedo was a rhythm, blues, jazz fusion, soul music, disco, and funk percussionist and percussion instrument. He plays Latin percussion. He was most active from 1958 to 1986. Coke was given the name Joseph Thomas Escovedo on April 30th, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He breathed his last breath on July 13th, 1986.



    Coke was given the name Coke Stevenson Reed on March 8th, 1940 in Texas, USA.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Coke

    Coke is a soccer player for the Sevilla FC, Rayo Vallecano, Rayo Vallecano B, and Spain national under-16 football team. Coke was born on April 26th, 1987 in Madrid, Spain.


    Sir Edward Coke was a Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, Attorney General for England, Wales, Solicitor General for England, and Lord Chief Justice of England. His most notable accomplishments were from 1613 to 1616. Edward was born on February 1st, 1552 in Mileham. He left this life on September 3rd, 1634.


    Christopher Coke is a head of the shower posse and shower posse. Christopher was born on March 13th, 1969 in Tivoli Gardens, Kingston. Christopher is also known as Dudus, Paul Christopher Scott, Presi, President, General, Shortman, Omar Clark, Coke, and Michael Christopher (full name); Dudus (alias).


    8th. was born on July 6th, 1965.


    The Earl of Leicester was a member of parliament. The was given the name Thomas William Coke on May 6th, 1754. He left this life on June 30th, 1842.


    Phil Coke is a baseball player. Phil was born on July 19th, 1982 in Sonora, California.


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    Popularity of Coke as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Coke U.S.
      White 66.06% 64.26%
      African American 27.66% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.32% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.34% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.05% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Coke

    People with the last name Coke are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Coke

    • How Popular is the name Coke? Coke is the 61,864th most popular name of all time. As a last name Coke was the 11,209th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Coke have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20 babies born with the first name Coke in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Coke? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Coke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Coke is Friday, August 11th, 1876.
    • What year had the most people named Coke born? The highest recorded use of the first name Coke was in 1913 with a total of 5 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Coke: Your name in reverse order is Ekoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ceko. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Coke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,820 people with the last name Coke.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Coke? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Coke as their last name since less than 1 person in 104k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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