Poker vs Pokey - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between poker and pokey
is that poker
is poker (card game) while pokey
As an adjective pokey is
of small volume, cramped.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A metal rod, generally of wrought iron, for adjusting the burning logs or coals in a fire; a firestick.
One who pokes.
A kind of duck, the pochard.
* (fireplace utensil) firestick, stoker
American English, perhaps from first element of (etyl) Pochspiel, from (etyl) pochen, perhaps from (etyl) poque
Any of various card games in which, following each of one or more rounds of dealing or revealing the cards, the players in sequence make tactical bets or drop out, the bets forming a pool to be taken either by the sole remaining player or, after all rounds and bets have been completed, by those remaining players who hold a superior hand according to a standard ranking of hand values for the game.
(poker) All the four cards of the same rank.
* poker chip
* poker face
* three card brag
Compare (etyl) , and English puck.
(US, colloquial) Any imagined frightful object, especially one supposed to haunt the darkness; a bugbear.
of small volume, cramped
* 1913 ,
(slang, of a car) fast
- He loved the little pokey kitchen, where men’s boots tramped, and the dog slept with one eye open for fear of being trodden on; where the lamp hung over the table at night, and everything was so silent.
* in the poke