Poky vs Pokey - What's the difference?

poky | pokey |

Pokey is an alternative form of poky.

Poky is an alternative form of pokey.


In context|slang|lang=en terms the difference between poky and pokey

is that poky is (slang) jail while pokey is (slang) slow.

As nouns the difference between poky and pokey

is that poky is a gambling device based on the card game poker or poky can be (slang) jail while pokey is prison.

As adjectives the difference between poky and pokey

is that poky is slow or poky can be (of a room or other enclosed space) small and cramped while pokey is of small volume, cramped.

poky

English

Alternative forms

* pokey

Etymology 1

By shortening from

Noun

(pokies)
  • A gambling device based on the card game poker
  • Etymology 2

    (en)

    Adjective

    (er)
  • slow
  • Etymology 3

    (en)

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (of a room or other enclosed space) small and cramped
  • Noun

    (pokies)
  • (slang) jail
  • pokey

    English

    Alternative forms

    * poky

    Adjective

    (head)
  • of small volume, cramped
  • * 1913 ,
  • 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.
  • (slang) slow
  • (slang, of a car) fast
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • prison.
  • Synonyms

    * in the poke