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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. 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);
[syn: jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, poky, pokey]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. wasting time;
[syn: dilatory, laggard, poky, pokey]

2. small and remote and insignificant;
- Example: "a jerkwater college"
- Example: "passed a series of poky little one-horse towns"
[syn: jerkwater, one-horse, pokey, poky]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pokey \Pok"ey\, a. See Poky. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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