Pokey in a sentence as a noun

Made clipper and dBase look like pokey hunks of poop in comparison.

In the UK, the GP looked at the rash, punctured the pustules with little pokey thing so they'd drain, and they cleared up in a few days.

You can have all the bandwidth in the world, but if your latency is high, browsing around the interwebs will still feel pokey.

Just understand that transistor size and pokey RAM are the bottlenecks, not that nasty old x86 instruction set.

Maybe some pokey "application firewall" or massive buffer bloat?

Even the relatively slow, pokey commuter trains are plenty fast compared to driving.

I can live with slightly pokey compiles, but having my program take one week to execute instead of two is pretty compelling...

Basically, it's a signifier of "framework that gets you to pretty/shiny/beepy/pokey the quickest".

Pokey in a sentence as an adjective

55 MPH on a highway feels quite pokey in clear conditions when 75 MPH is easily possible with no appreciable loss in safety.

If you deliver software based on it performing better on future revs of hardware, you're going to get a reputation for delivering pokey software.

American impressions of diesel cars were formed by the ghastly Mercedes cars of the 80s and the Volvo DL, both smokey and pokey and unreliable.

It's a hard road if mismatched or non-hardware optimized binaries are slow and pokey and hardware specific optimized binaries are competitive.

I'd always sort of assumed it was because the recipe writers had magnificent Viking or KitchenAid prosumer ranges with 15K+ BTU burners, not pokey 8K-9K BTU burners like my more modest kitchen sports.

These environments are, almost to a man, time consuming to learn; amorphous; frequently kinda pokey; and phenomenally, improbably productive.

Considering someone got thrown in the federal pokey for creating a script that increments the number in a URL, and then saved that output to a file.....Yeah, I think we DO need to have that discussion on politics with regards to Hacker News.

Pokey definitions


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)

See also: jail jailhouse gaol clink slammer poky


wasting time

See also: dilatory laggard poky


small and remote and insignificant; "a jerkwater college"; "passed a series of poky little one-horse towns"

See also: jerkwater one-horse poky