noun. ['ˈpoʊki'] 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).
- holding cell
- house of correction
- correctional institution
Words that Rhyme with Pokey
adjective. ['ˈpoʊki'] wasting time.
adjective. ['ˈpoʊki'] small and remote and insignificant.
Example sentences of the word pokey
Ensure there are no sharp edges or pokey metal parts that could injure your little one before you put it up.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Other adjectives that can used for a rough texture include pokey, craggy, seedy, grainy, lumpy, gritty, rocky and bristly.