pokey

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pokey

  1. (of a room, house) of small volume, cramped
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 9
      He loved the little pokey kitchen, where men’s boots tramped, and the dog slept with one eye open for fear of being trodden on; where the lamp hung over the table at night, and everything was so silent.
  2. (slang) slow
  3. (slang, of a car) fast

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pokey (plural pokeys)

  1. (slang, with "the") prison.

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