HyperDic: poky

English > 3 senses of the word poky:
ADJECTIVEallpoky, dilatory, laggard, pokeywasting time
allpoky, jerkwater, one-horse, pokeysmall and remote and insignificant
NOUNartifactpoky, jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, pokeya correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful / lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
poky > pronunciation
Soundspow'kiy
Rhymesachy ... yucky: 142 rhymes with kiy...
English > poky: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningWasting time.
Synonymsdilatory, laggard, pokey
Broaderslownot moving quickly
Spanishdilatorio
Catalandilatori
Nounspokesomeone who takes more time than necessary
English > poky: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsmall and remote and insignificant.
Example "passed a series of poky little one-horse towns"
Synonymsjerkwater, one-horse, pokey
Broaderprovincialcharacteristic of the provinces or their people
Spanishdiminuto, minúsculo
English > poky: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful / lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence).
Synonymsjail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, pokey
NarrowerbastilleA jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)
holding cellA jail in a courthouse where accused persons can be confined during a trial
hoosegow, hoosgowslang for a jail
house of correction(formerly) a jail or other place of detention for persons convicted of minor offences
lockupjail in a local police station
workhouseA county jail that holds prisoners for periods up to 18 months
Broadercorrectional institutionA penal institution maintained by the government
Spanishcalabozo, cárcel, gayola, gobi, penal, penalti, pokey, presidio, prisión, talego, trullo
Catalancalabós, garjola, penal, pokey, presidi, presó

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