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Definition of "pokey" [pok•ey]

  • Slang A jail or prison. (noun)
  • Informal Variant of poky1. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pokey" in a sentence
  • "I sincerely hope he sorts himself out whilst he is in pokey!"
  • "12: 48 OJ Simpson gets 15 years in pokey and Knight Rider's been cut back to 17 episodes."
  • "Paris is in the pokey, which is just a lot of fun to say."