Definition of pocketa-pocketa in English:

pocketa-pocketa

(also pockety-pockety, pocketta-pocketta)

exclamation

  • Representing a series of rapidly repeated percussive sounds, such as those made by an internal-combustion engine.

noun

  • A series of rapidly repeated percussive sounds, such as those made by an internal-combustion engine, the wheels of a train, distant shooting, or the like.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in James Thurber (1894–1961), writer and cartoonist. Imitative.

Pronunciation

pocketa-pocketa

/ˌpɒkɪtəˈpɒkɪtə/