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Rat catchers and builders aside, BP has a very different tone to Windsor as huge sections of it are given over to a veritable warren of offices and pokey shared flats in which dozens of royal staffers live and work.

By now, everyone knows how to do the Republican presidential hokey pokey: You put your right foot in.

Instead of pokey World War II–era planes, the communists deployed MIG fighters that were a match for the best American planes.

She jumped up and down and did the hokey pokey and shouted to the rooftops from it.

If Joey got a year in the pokey, then I hope Bernard L. Madoff lives as long as Methuselah and spends all 969 years behind bars.

I'm so glad the old pokey bonnets are gone but o' fashion—the round ones are much more becoming to young people.

She must be a stiff, pokey sort of a person, and I am sure it will be pleasanter without her.

I've got a hunch that if you don't, we go to the pokey and Uncle Peter will be left free to blow up everybody in town.

I see myself living in a shabby house in a horrid pokey street, with two dirty little maids, and I could almost scream.

Here is the poorer Italian colony; organ-grinders, ice-cream-barrow-men, "hokey-pokey" sellers, and their like.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pokey, such as: bastille, brig, bullpen, can, cell, and clink.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.