from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A jail or prison.
  • adj. Informal Variant of poky1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of small volume, cramped
  • adj. slow
  • adj. fast
  • n. prison.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See poky.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. small and remote and insignificant
  • n. a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
  • adj. wasting time


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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