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

Derived forms: pokeys

See also: provincial, slow

Type of: correctional institution

Encyclopedia: Pokey