Definition of stoner in English:



  • 1informal A person who regularly takes drugs, especially cannabis.

    • ‘She will not get into any real trouble, but the stoners will never hang out with her again.’
    • ‘He skewers current politics, general American ignorance, cops, the top five bad ideas for tattoos, live-at-home stoners, and so many more.’
    • ‘The area boasts a large artistic community, especially in the bohemian town of Hebden Bridge, where red-eyed stoners rub shoulders with pale-faced pilgrims en route to Sylvia Plath's grave.’
    • ‘The interview editing renders what would have been boring and incoherent conversations with old people and stoners into a thoughtful, funny psych exam for the national consciousness.’
    • ‘The result is the sort of mess you might well expect a bunch of stoners to come up with; it's contrived, with the thinnest of possible plots, badly acted, and silly.’
    • ‘She was part of the ‘it’ crowd but associated with everyone else: nerds, goths, slackers, stoners, you name it.’
    • ‘From a business standpoint would you prefer the £20 a week the average stoner spends on his habit or the £50 a day habit of a heroin addict?’
    • ‘There is some amusing footage of the band rehearsing while a couple of '80s stoners look on.’
    • ‘It didn't reach a U.S. viewership until the '90s, where it delighted insomniacs and stoners on late-night television.’
    • ‘The familiar venue filled up not with the usual bunch of affable stoners, but with a new breed of aggressively beered-up boot-boys.’
    • ‘People also often go on about how dangerous life would become with maniac stoners speeding around the streets, and doctors performing operations under the influence, and no one going to work and so on.’
    • ‘I'd say they were stoners if I didn't know better.’
    • ‘In our school, the popular crowd did just as many drugs as the ones they called the stoners, and drank more than any other group, and yet still found the audacity to lord over everyone.’
    • ‘I know someone will immediately leap on what I'm about to say and produce some counter-examples which will allegedly it, but most stoners are males, aren't they?’
    • ‘And what would a group of stoners be without munchies?’
    • ‘If you tax pot as commodity and allow the people to regulate themselves then cops wont have a reason to group stoners and other drug users together.’
    • ‘Being stoned can be dangerous to the stoner and the environment and people around them.’
    • ‘The stoners just want to giggle and eat you out of house and home.’
    • ‘You want to get out of here, stop spending the rest of your lives as druggies and stoners.’
    • ‘I have never yet met anyone psychologically addicted to the drug, and of course it isn't possible to be chemically addicted to it, and I know a whole load of stoners.’
  • 2British [in combination] A person or thing that weighs a specified number of stone.

    ‘a couple of 16-stoners’