poky

play
adjective \ˈpō-kē\
variants: or

pokey

Definition of poky

pokier

;

pokiest

  1. 1 :  small and cramped

  2. 2 :  shabby, dull

  3. 3 :  annoyingly slow

pokily

play \-kə-lē\ adverb

pokiness

play \-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of poky in a sentence

  1. frustrated with the poky traffic during rush hour

Origin and Etymology of poky

2poke


First Known Use: 1828



POKY Defined for English Language Learners

poky

play
adjective \ˈpō-kē\

Definition of poky for English Language Learners

  • : very slow

  • of a room or building : small and uncomfortable


POKY Defined for Kids

poky

play
adjective \ˈpō-kē\
variants: or

pokey

\ˈpō-kē\

Definition of poky for Students

pokier

;

pokiest

  1. 1 :  so slow as to be annoying

  2. 2 :  small and cramped a poky room


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