Definition of pokerish in US English:

pokerish

adjective

  • Resembling a poker; especially inclined to be stiff and unyielding in manner.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Fanny Burney (1752–1840), writer. From poker + -ish.

Pronunciation

pokerish

/ˈpəʊk(ə)rɪʃ/