poky

adjective \ ˈpō-kē \
variants: or pokey

Definition of poky

pokier; pokiest
1 :small and cramped
2 :shabby, dull
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

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Origin and Etymology of poky



POKY Defined for English Language Learners

poky

adjective

Definition of poky for English Language Learners

  • : very slow

  • of a room or building : small and uncomfortable


POKY Defined for Kids

poky

adjective
variants: or pokey \ˈpō-kē\

Definition of poky for Students

pokier; pokiest
1 :so slow as to be annoying
2 :small and cramped
  • a poky room

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