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Although an incorrect tense of awake, a reference to how people should be aware in current affairs.
"While you are obessing with the Kardashians, there are millions of homeless in the world. STAY WOKE"
by Lolak October 15, 2015
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Getting woke is like being in the Matrix and taking the red pill. You get a sudden understanding of what's really going on and find out you were wrong about much of what you understood to be truth.
I understand the extra burden it puts on you but I still feel everyone needs to get woke.
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A state of perceived intellectual superiority one gains by reading The Huffington Post.
Ali is so woke. At brunch she explained how wearing anything other than Chuck Taylor's or Tom's is really a microaggression. Hey did you get your Amy Schumer tickets yet?
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Spiritual and intellectual enlightenment, like waking up from a deep sleep and seeing things clearly for the first time.
I never knew what really mattered in life. Now I'm woke.
by JTWoke January 07, 2018
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I believe it is an evolving word that dances about on its slang usages, and has somewhat different nuanced meanings depending on the context.

From the running social zeitgeist, it would described it as modern hipsters referring to a person being described has been enlightened or having just discovered some politically Progressive 'truth' about society or the oppression and class status of marginalized people, and the obligation to treat them as extra-special/revered in society.

And understand that it is almost always used non-ironically/seriously only by political Progressives, so when Conservatives or Libertarians use it it mostly to poke fun at the others' usage of it.
After having taking classes in Minority Studies, and seen the hidden oppressions of African American, he became woke to the seriousness of their plight, and dedicated himself to be aware of it and understand they live in a different world than White people.
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Being "Woke" is what happens when instead of taking one blue pill, you down the entire bottle.
"I'm sure glad I attended that college seminar on crypto-genderism, now I'm really woke."
by NitroZeus December 13, 2017
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A person who pretends to be of greater intelligence than he or she in fact is.
Bob is WOKE, he understands that university fees are a white, heteronormative patriarchal, cis-gendered, colonial construct, and this is why all education should be for free.
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