noun(usually the pokey) informal , chiefly North American
Prison: 25 years in the pokey
More example sentences
- Such is life in the big house, the joint, or the pokey.
- Determined not to be ‘treated like a piece of bookstore trade,’ one of these drama boys almost turns a semi-innocent trip to the sauna into in a trip to the pokey for one of them.
- It seemed a laughable charge, but the judge was upset, saying Emery was arrogant and flouting the law - which he clearly was - and gave him 92 days in the pokey.
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