[poh-kee] /ˈpoʊ ki/
adjective, pokier, pokiest. Informal.
puttering; slow; dull:
(of a place) small and cramped:
a poky little room.
(of dress) dowdy.
noun, plural pokies.
Slang. a jail:
They put him in the poky for carrying a concealed weapon.
adjective pokier, pokiest
(informal) (esp of rooms) small and cramped
without speed or energy; slow
(mainly US & Canadian, slang) the poky, prison
also pokey, 1828, “confined, pinched, shabby,” later (1856) “slow, dull;” from varied senses of poke (v.) + -y (2). Also cf. poke (n.3). Related: Pokily; pokiness.
A jail; clink, slammer: My thoughts centered around the prospect of the ”Pokey”
[1919+; origin unknown]
[pol] /pɒl/ noun, Informal. 1. a politician, especially one experienced in making political deals, exchanging political favors, etc. 1. petroleum, oil, and lubricants. 1. . 2. Also, Pol . . 1. . 2. . abbreviation 1. petroleum, oil, and lubricants abbreviation 1. Poland 2. Polish n. 1942, American English colloquial shortening of politician. noun A […]
[poh-luh; Italian paw-lah] /ˈpoʊ lə; Italian ˈpɔ lɑ/ noun 1. . 2. a female given name. /ˈpɔːla/ noun 1. the Italian name for Pula
[poh-lah-bee-uh n, -ley-] /poʊˈlɑ bi ən, -ˈleɪ-/ noun 1. a member of a Slavic people who once lived in the Elbe River basin and on the Baltic coast of northern Germany. 2. the extinct Slavic language of this people.
[poh-lahk, -lak] /ˈpoʊ lɑk, -læk/ noun 1. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a Pole or person of Polish descent. /ˈpəʊlæk/ noun 1. (derogatory, slang) a Pole or a person of Polish descent n. “Polish person,” 1570s, from Polish Polak “(male) Polish person,” related to Poljane “Poles,” Polsko “Poland,” […]