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    pokey - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pokey

    (noun) 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)
    Synonyms : clink , gaol , jail , jailhouse , poky , slammer
    (adj) wasting time
    Synonyms : dilatory , laggard , poky
    (adj) small and remote and insignificant
    Synonyms : jerkwater , one-horse , poky
    Example Sentence
    • a jerkwater college
    • passed a series of poky little one-horse towns
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