AskDefine | Define pokey

Dictionary Definition

pokey adj
1 wasting time [syn: dilatory, laggard, poky]
2 small and remote and insignificant; "a jerkwater college"; "passed a series of poky little one-horse towns" [syn: jerkwater, one-horse, poky] n : a slang term for jail

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Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

  • a US /ˈpəʊ.ki/

Adjective

pokey
  1. of small volume, cramped
  2. slow
  3. slang of a car fast

Translations

cramped
  • Dutch: eng
  • German: eng
slow
  • Dutch: sloom
fast
  • Dutch: vurig

Noun

  1. prison.

Synonyms

Translations

prison

Extensive Definition

Pokey may refer to:
  • Pokey the Penguin, a surrealistic online comic strip
  • Pokey (Gumby character), a character from the Gumby television series
  • Atari POKEY, a digital I/O chip found in the Atari 8-bit family of home computers and many arcade games in the 1980s
  • Pokey, the name of one of the ghosts in the arcade game Pac-Man
  • Pokey (Nintendo), a cactus monster that first appeared in the Super Mario Bros. 2 video game
  • Pokey Minch (Porky Minch), Ness' portly, cowardly next-door neighbor in the Super Nintendo video game EarthBound (Mother 2)
  • Pokey Reese, baseball player
  • Pokey, the Grandmother in "Hey Arnold!" a Nickelodeon cartoon
  • Pokey, a slang expression for jail
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