Prison vs Pokey - What's the difference?

prison | pokey |


As nouns the difference between prison and pokey

is that prison is a place of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes, or otherwise considered undesirable by the government while pokey is prison.

As a verb prison

is to imprison.

As a adjective pokey is

of small volume, cramped.

prison

English

(wikipedia prison)

Noun

  • A place of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes, or otherwise considered undesirable by the government.
  • The cold stone walls of the prison had stood for over a century.
  • (uncountable) Confinement in prison.
  • Prison was a harrowing experience for him.
  • (colloquial) Any restrictive environment, such as a harsh academy or home.
  • The academy was a prison for many of its students because of its strict teachers.

    Synonyms

    * (place) bridewell; see also . * (confinement) imprisonment

    Coordinate terms

    * (place) gaol, jail

    Derived terms

    * imprison * prison camp * prison cell * prison chaser * prisoner * prison guard * prisonhouse * prison officer * prison record * prison sentence * prison warden

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To imprison.
  • Anagrams

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    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