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synonyms for pokey

  • bastille
  • brig
  • bullpen
  • can
  • cell
  • clink
  • cooler
  • dungeon
  • inside
  • jailhouse
  • joint
  • keep
  • lockup
  • pen
  • penitentiary
  • pound
  • prison
  • rack
  • reformatory
  • slammer
  • solitary
  • stir
  • stockade
  • black hole
  • detention camp
  • house of correction
  • penal institution
  • up the river
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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.
WILL THE QUEEN EVER LIVE AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE AGAIN?CLIVE IRVING, TOM SYKESNOVEMBER 16, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
I'm so glad the old pokey bonnets are gone but o' fashion—the round ones are much more becoming to young people.
CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. 4, NO 3, SEPTEMBER 1863VARIOUS
She must be a stiff, pokey sort of a person, and I am sure it will be pleasanter without her.
AND SO THEY WERE MARRIEDFLORENCE MORSE KINGSLEY
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.
"AND THAT'S HOW IT WAS, OFFICER"RALPH SHOLTO
I see myself living in a shabby house in a horrid pokey street, with two dirty little maids, and I could almost scream.
THE BISHOP'S APRONW. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Here is the poorer Italian colony; organ-grinders, ice-cream-barrow-men, "hokey-pokey" sellers, and their like.
HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS IN LONDONMRS. E. T. COOK.
We compromised on Pokey's Malt Shop at the corner and finally settled with a sigh of relief in a booth way at the back.
TILLIEROGER PHILLIPS GRAHAM
They both laughed, feeling like mischievous children who had played a successful trick on the hokey-pokey man.
THE LION AND THE MOUSECHARLES KLEIN
Next moment I was aboard and stuffed away in the little pokey rat-hole of a cabin amidships.
THE BEAUTIFUL WHITE DEVILGUY BOOTHBY
Hokey Pokey stepped lightly forward, and dropped the round loaf down the great red throat.
THE PIG BROTHER AND OTHER FABLES AND STORIESLAURA E. RICHARDS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO POKEY

  • calaboose
  • clink
  • cooler
  • hoosegow
  • penitentiary
  • pokey
  • prison
  • slammer
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.