Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Adjective: pokey  pow-kee
  1. Slow or wasting time
    - dilatory, laggard, poky [N. Amer]
     
  2. Small and remote and insignificant
    "a pokey college";
    - jerkwater [US], one-horse
Noun: pokey  pow-kee
  1. 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)
    - jail, jailhouse, gaol [Brit], clink, slammer, poky, calaboose [Austral], prison

Derived forms: pokeys

See also: provincial, slow

Type of: correctional institution

Encyclopedia: Pokey