Synonyms for pokey

Synonyms for (noun) pokey

Synonyms: jail, jailhouse, slammer, gaol, clink, pokey, poky

Definition: a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

Similar words: correctional institution

Definition: a penal institution maintained by the government

Synonyms for (adj) pokey

Synonyms: pokey, poky, one-horse, jerkwater

Definition: small and remote and insignificant

Usage: a jerkwater college; passed a series of poky little one-horse towns

Similar words: provincial

Definition: characteristic of the provinces or their people

Usage: deeply provincial and conformist; in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial; narrow provincial attitudes

Synonyms: dilatory, pokey, poky, laggard

Definition: wasting time

Similar words: slow

Definition: not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time

Usage: a slow walker; the slow lane of traffic; her steps were slow; he was slow in reacting to the news; slow but steady growth

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