Meaning of “token” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective [ always before noun ] uk us /ˈtəʊkən/

A token person is chosen so that an organization can pretend that they care about that type of person:

a token woman
The club has two token black members.

A token action is small or unimportant and may show your future intentions or may only pretend to:

He made a token effort to find a job.

(Definition of “token adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)