Poky in a sentence as a noun

My 2010 MBP went from wholly useable to being a quaint poky relic.

Fine when you're standing up, I guess, but they turn into such a poky distraction when you sit down for a talk.

Use the tool responsibly; the poky bits haven't been taken out, just moved around a bit.

That said, given the choice between a boat and some poky flat in London, for me it has to be the boat every time.

This is more than adequate for a poky 15 mph reindeer to cover in one night, even given time for eggnog.

Poky in a sentence as an adjective

Considering what Lisp, Smalltalk, Self and other languages have been able to achieve for high level languages, why are we still dealing with poky high level languages like Ruby and Python?

> I think that the value of your editor was not in efficiency --if we define it as "data entry speed".Oh, I agree -- based on modern standards it was quite primitive and somewhat poky when used by an experienced touch-typist.

While in uni I once ended up having to chase an autonomous boat as it decided to head out too deep waters and do a hoky-poky dance because one guy wrote controls code in NED coordinate convention and another one issued commands in ENU convention.

I wrote a short Python script which cross-references the W3W word list with a homophones list[1], and found this: census,senses choral,coral clairvoyance,clairvoyants collard,collared confectionary,confectionery disburse,disperse epic,epoch equivalence,equivalents hurdle,hurtle incidence,incidents incite,insight incompetence,incompetents independence,independents innocence,innocents instance,instants intense,intents lightening,lightning ordinance,ordnance overdo,overdue parse,pass pokey,poky precedence,precedents,presidents purest,purist recede,reseed sari,sorry senses,census variance,variants verses,versus Those aren't sound-alikes, they're straight-up homophones.

Poky 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 pokey


wasting time

See also: dilatory laggard pokey


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

See also: jerkwater one-horse pokey