Instead of pokey World War II–era planes, the communists deployed MIG fighters that were a match for the best American planes.
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.
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.
We lived in a pokey little house that we called 'The Tin Shanty.'
Of course such behavior necessitated the removal of poor pokey in disgrace by Jem.
And if we had been so curious we might have tried to find out things in pokey ways.
No, pokey, people don't kiss in church or put their hats on.
She must be a stiff, pokey sort of a person, and I am sure it will be pleasanter without her.
No; Oswald—you see, they made what they call a scoop and put them all in the pokey.
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.
"jail," 1919, of uncertain origin; Barnhart says perhaps altered from pogie "poorhouse" (1891), which itself is of unknown origin.