poky

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpəʊki/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpoʊki/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pōkē)


Inflections of 'poky' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
pokier
adj comparative
pokiest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'poky' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": pokies

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
pok•y1 /ˈpoʊki/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -i•er, -i•est. 
  1. slow;
    delaying;
    dawdling:Don't be so poky or you'll miss the school bus.
  2. (of a place) small and cramped.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pok•y  (pōkē),USA pronunciation adj.,  pok•i•er, pok•i•est, n., pl.  pok•ies. 
adj. Informal. 
  1. puttering;
    slow;
    dull:poky drivers.
  2. (of a place) small and cramped:a poky little room.
  3. (of dress) dowdy.

n. 
  1. Slang Termsa jail:They put him in the poky for carrying a concealed weapon.
poki•ly, adv. 
poki•ness, n. 
  • poke1 + -y1 1840–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
poky, pokey /ˈpəʊkɪ/ adj (pokier, pokiest)
  1. informal (esp of rooms) small and cramped
  2. without speed or energy; slow
Etymology: 19th Century: from poke1 (in slang sense: to confine)

ˈpokily adv ˈpokiness n
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