Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural pokies)Australian
A fruit machine.
- 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.
1960s: from poker machine, a type of fruit machine on which playing-card symbols appear.
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