Definition of pokie in English:

Share this entry

pokie

Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊki/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural pokies)

Australian
A fruit machine.
Example sentences
  • Whenever we go with my parents to a bistro with pokies, or the casino, (thankfully, not often), they give me a dollar or five with which to play.
  • Experiment with a combination of pokies and jackpot strippers.
  • Well they used to be called one-armed bandits - the pokies.

Origin

1960s: from poker machine, a type of fruit machine on which playing-card symbols appear.

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.