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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.
by MathPolice January 26, 2017
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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?
by jmjoyce451 August 18, 2016
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A word that greatly offends and triggers those who are butthurt because racial minorities are recognizing the subtle ways in which they are discriminated against in "post-racial" western society.
Person 1: I've become woke to how affirmative action helps white women more than people of color.
Person 2: Stop questioning things you were told by the murican government!!! MAGA!!!!
by Donald Scum June 01, 2018
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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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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.
by GTrieste March 12, 2018
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