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

Derived forms: pokiest, pokies, pokier

See also: incommodious, slow

Type of: correctional institution

Encyclopedia: Poky