Definitions for pokyˈpoʊ ki

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pok•yˈpoʊ ki(adj.)pok•i•er, pok•i•est.

  1. slow; dawdling.

  2. (of a place) small and cramped.

  3. dowdy; dull.

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pok•yˈpoʊ ki(n.)(pl.)

  1. Slang. a jail.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of poky:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, poky, pokey(adj)

    a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

  2. dilatory, laggard, poky, pokey(adj)

    wasting time

  3. jerkwater, one-horse, pokey, poky(adj)

    small and remote and insignificant

    "a jerkwater college"; "passed a series of poky little one-horse towns"


  1. poky(Noun)


  2. poky(Adjective)


  3. poky(Adjective)

    small and cramped

  4. Origin: By shortening from poker machine

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poky(adj)

    confined; cramped

  2. Poky(adj)

    dull; tedious; uninteresting


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