Pokey



[poh-kee] /ˈpoʊ ki/

adjective, pokier, pokiest, noun, plural pokeys.
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n.

“jail,” 1919, of uncertain origin; Barnhart says perhaps altered from pogie “poorhouse” (1891), which itself is of unknown origin.

noun

A jail; clink, slammer: My thoughts centered around the prospect of the ”Pokey”

[1919+; origin unknown]

adjective

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