Definition of stoner in English:



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

    ‘I was a real stoner when I was a teenager’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘The stoners just want to giggle and eat you out of house and home.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She was part of the ‘it’ crowd but associated with everyone else: nerds, goths, slackers, stoners, you name it.’
    • ‘I'd say they were stoners if I didn't know better.’
    • ‘It didn't reach a U.S. viewership until the '90s, where it delighted insomniacs and stoners on late-night television.’
    • ‘There is some amusing footage of the band rehearsing while a couple of '80s stoners look on.’
    • ‘The familiar venue filled up not with the usual bunch of affable stoners, but with a new breed of aggressively beered-up boot-boys.’
    • ‘And what would a group of stoners be without munchies?’
    • ‘He skewers current politics, general American ignorance, cops, the top five bad ideas for tattoos, live-at-home stoners, and so many more.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘She will not get into any real trouble, but the stoners will never hang out with her again.’
    • ‘You want to get out of here, stop spending the rest of your lives as druggies and stoners.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2British in combination A person or thing that weighs a specified number of stone.

    ‘a couple of 16-stoners’