Definition of pokey:
one-horse, can, dawdling, pen, jerkwater, big house, gaol, coop, slammer, stir, click, slow, jail, jailhouse, penitentiary, joint, poky, prison, calaboose, hoosegow, provincial, house of correction, brig, clink, laggard, dilatory, jug, keep, free, cooler, lockup.
- "Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl", Fannie Hurst.
- "The Return of Peter Grimm", David Belasco Edited by Montrose J. Moses.
Have you considered what it will mean to leave that charming house at St. Albans- the breakfast- room, the billiard- room, the lawn- and to live in the little 50 pounds a year house at Woking, with its two sitting- rooms and pokey garden?- "A Duet", A. Conan Doyle.