2. Polish slang for "potato", often used by elderly polish women
3. Word commonly mistaken as the spanish word for "pocket".
2. My grandmother is from Poland and always refers to mashed potatoes as mashed pocketas.
3. My idiot friend kept referring to her pocket as a "pocketa" in Spanish class until her Spanish teacher told her that the correct word for pocket is "bolsillo".
James Thurber, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."