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The sound made by the cylinders firing (as in an engine); onomatopoeia first found in Thurber's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."
"The pounding of the cylinders increased: ta-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa."
James Thurber, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."
by RussellInToronto October 01, 2012
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1. Arabic onomatopoeia

2. Polish slang for "potato", often used by elderly polish women

3. Word commonly mistaken as the spanish word for "pocket".
1. The Arabic man said he heard "pocketa pocketa pocketa pocketa" and then the machine broke.

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".
by Bran & Danyele May 02, 2007
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