adjective, pok·i·er, pok·i·est, noun, plural pok·eys.
Examples from the Web for pokey
Instead of pokey World War II–era planes, the communists deployed MIG fighters that were a match for the best American planes.Soviet-Era Secret Leakers Were Way Worse Than Snowden|Steve Usdin|August 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If Joey got a year in the pokey, then I hope Bernard L. Madoff lives as long as Methuselah and spends all 969 years behind bars.
I've got a hunch that if you don't, we go to the pokey and Uncle Peter will be left free to blow up everybody in town."And That's How It Was, Officer"|Ralph Sholto
She must be a stiff, pokey sort of a person, and I am sure it will be pleasanter without her.And So They Were Married|Florence Morse Kingsley
"Tonscience p'icked her," murmured a contrite voice from behind the small hands pressed tightly over Pokey's red face.
"Me's so 'shamed of Pokey," sobbed the small culprit, quite overcome by remorse and confusion at this awful disclosure.
Of course it's possible she may have her reasons for that, but I never put in such a pokey time before in all my life!Hope Hathaway|Frances Parker
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.