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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - 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) adj. - Small and remote and insignificant; Wasting time.

Usage examples (31)
  • I sincerely hope he sorts himself out whilst he is in pokey!
  • Paris is in the pokey, which is just a lot of fun to say.
  • 12: 48 OJ Simpson gets 15 years in pokey and Knight Rider's been cut back to 17 episodes.
  • Sorry, I've never actually used the word 'pokey' in a blog post. for more
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