Definition of poky adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpəʊki//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpoʊki//
    (informal) (pokier, pokiest) How a building looks
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  1. 1(especially British English) (of a room or a building) too small; without much space synonym cramped a poky little room See related entries: How a building looks
  2. 2(also pokey) (both North American English) extremely slow and annoying
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent. (in the sense ‘concerned with petty matters’): from poke (in a contemporaneous sense ‘confine’) + -y.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: poky