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Adjective: poky (pokier,pokiest)  pow-kee
  1. [N. Amer] Slow or wasting time
    - dilatory, laggard, pokey
  2. Constricted in size
    "poky quarters";
    - cramped
Noun: poky  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, pokey, calaboose [Austral], prison

Derived forms: pokiest, pokier, pokies

See also: incommodious, slow

Type of: correctional institution

Encyclopedia: Poky