Green’s Dictionary of Slang

toke n.2

also toak
[toke v.]
(orig. US black)

1. a puff or drag of any kind of cigarette (usu. cannabis), or a pipe.

[US]E. Gilbert Vice Trap 41: Sando-o came [...] She held him up a toke.
[US]T. Wolfe Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1969) 176: Nobody in living memory had ever refused a toke from a joint passed by Angels.
[US]R.R. Lingeman Drugs from A to Z (1970) 241: toak, also toke. (1) a puff of a marijuana cigarette.
[US]C. McFadden Serial 72: Rapping with a guy whose life was one long toke wasn’t her idea of a meaningful relationship.
[US](con. 1970) J.M. Del Vecchio 13th Valley (1983) 394: Break out the dew. Them dudes need a toke.
[Aus]J. Byrell (con. 1959) Up the Cross 94: Chenery was so keen to have his first ever toke.
[US]Dr Dre ‘Nuthin But a G Thang’ 🎵 The selection / Symbolizes dope, take a toke, but don’t choke.
[UK]N. Griffiths Grits 121: Ah can nevur resist a toke.
[UK]Guardian Guide 11–17 Aug. 3: He takes a reflective toke on his fag.
[Aus]L. Redhead Cherry Pie [ebook] [T]he room instantly filled with the thick, wet smell of marijuana. Chloe had a toke.
[US]R. Price Lush Life 54: I had a few tokes earlier [...] just to be sociable .
[Aus] L. Redhead ‘Grassed’ in Crime Factory: Hard Labour [ebook] Kyle [...] took the joint [...] and had a small toke.
[UK]K. Sampson Killing Pool 2: I take one last, loving toke on the carlota.
[US]P. Beatty Sellout (2016) 7: I take the most glorious toke ever taken in the history of pot smoking.
[Aus]C. Hammer Silver [ebook] He takes a couple of cursory tokes.
[Aus]C. Hammer Opal Country 473: The youth takes a toke on his cigarette.

2. a marijuana cigarette; a pipeful of marijuana.

[US]R. Stone Hall of Mirrors (1987) 182: I’ve got my toke in there.
[US]G. Underwood ‘Razorback Sl.’ in AS L:1/2 68: toke n Cigarette, of either tobacco or marijuana.
[Can]Totally True Diaries of an Eighties Roller Queen 🌐 26 Apr. We looked around for some tokes and couldn’t find any so we crashed some squid’s party down the road.
[US]T. Dorsey Florida Roadkill 236: Coleman: ‘Pot, grass, weed, dope, hemp, rope, thing, shit, gage, spliff, doobie, joint, number, ganga, blunt, Mary jane, smoke, blow, roach, bone, jay, toke, hit, Bogart. . .’.
[UK]Indep. Rev. 3 July 5: A spliff here, a toke there, a joint’s-worth handed over to a friend.

In phrases

sink tokes (n.)

(US drugs) a gravity pipe, made with a 2-litre (3½-pint) bottle and a pipe bowl.

Stoners’ Dict. 🌐 Sink Tokes. [CA] – Gravity bong, made with 2 litre bottle and pipe bowl.
smoke a toke (v.)

(US) to smoke marijuana; lit. ‘smoke a smoke’ thus as much f. assonance as accuracy.

[US]Sacramento Bee (CA) 8 May 2/1: Mary Tyler Moore occasionally smokes a toke.
[US]Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) 23 Oct. 15/1: Maybe I’d just smoke a toke of it when I got the craving.
sneak-a-toke (n.)

(US drugs) a hand-held smokeless pipe.

[US]L.A. Times 5 Dec. 43/3: A young woman [...] bought a $10 pocket-size pipe called a Sneak-a-Toke.
D. Benson at 11 Aug. 🌐 The woman searching my bag pulled out a sneak-a-toke and said to me, ‘What’s this?’ As panic raced through my weed-whacked skull, another security guy with a shaved head said to her, ‘It’s a pipe,’ as if it was no big deal. She looked it over again, shrugged her shoulders and put it back in my bag.