Literally, to poke someone. Typically this is done over an IM client.

Part of the old school emote family (yeah, before lolcats).
Like anything enclosed in asterisks, *poke* is performing the action of poking the person you send it to.

Largely replaced, in modern context, with "/e", "/me" or "/em" (emote) preceding the action.
Dude: Hey!
Bro: Hey Dude, what's up?
<Long period of silence>
Bro: *Poke* Oi! Wake up!
Dude: ouch! Sorry was doing other stuff!
by Rhejinald April 09, 2010

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a form of saying hello or rather a way to let someone know you're around.
(me): /me *pokes* greg
(greg): yo!
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Typically, usually a middle aged "pedophile", in the works of only talking to 10 to 16 year old's by networking, "Internet" slang.

As he will, "*Poke*" he strokes, until the other person figures they themselves are oblivious that there is in fact, a pedophile cybering, with he/she.
Hotman69: Hey, how's it going ?
JohnothanTaylor: its goin good..
Hotman69: Teehee, *poke*
JohnothanTaylor: uhhh
Hotman69: weeeeeeeee! *poke*
JohnothanTaylor: This is Chris Hansen, with catch a predator actually.

Hotman69 has signed off................
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