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adjective, pok·i·er, pok·i·est, noun, plural pok·eys.
  1. poky.
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Related Words for pokey

pound, brig, dungeon, cell, pen, prison, reformatory, clink, stir, lockup, solitary, joint, penitentiary, cooler, inside, keep, can, stockade, rack, bullpen

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Word Origin and History for pokey


"jail," 1919, of uncertain origin; Barnhart says perhaps altered from pogie "poorhouse" (1891), which itself is of unknown origin.

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