"Smoke" Definition

Definitions for the word "Smoke" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
1 visible vapour from a burning substance. 2 act of smoking tobacco. 3 colloq. Cigarette or cigar. v. (-king) 1 a inhale and exhale the smoke of (a cigarette etc.). B do this habitually. 2 emit smoke or visible vapour. 3 darken or preserve with smoke (smoked salmon). go up in smoke colloq. Come to nothing. Smoke out 1 drive out by means of smoke. 2 drive out of hiding etc. [old english]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. slang
London. From the peculiar dense cloud which overhangs London. The metropolis is by no means so smoky as Sheffield, Birmingham, &c.; yet country-people, when going to London, frequently say they are on their way to the SMOKE; and Londoners, when leaving for the country, say they are going out of the SMOKE.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
3. slang
to detect, or penetrate an artifice. Originally used by London detectives, probably on account of their clouded intellects.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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