Choky Cho"ky, n. [From Hind. chauki watching, guard.] 1. A station, as for collection of customs, for palanquin bearers, police, etc. [India] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Specif., a prison or lockup; a jail. [India, or Slang, Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||

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  • Choky — Chok y Chokey Chok ey, a. 1. Tending to choke or suffocate, or having power to suffocate. [1913 Webster] 2. Inclined to choke, as a person affected with strong emotion. A deep and choky voice. Aytoun. [1913 Webster] The allusion to his mother… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • choky — [chōk′ē] adj. chokier, chokiest 1. inclined to choke 2. suffocating; stifling: Also sp. chokey …   English World dictionary

  • choky — /choh kee/, adj., chokier, chokiest. tending to choke: a choky collar. [1570 80; CHOKE + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • choky — chok•y [[t]ˈtʃoʊ ki[/t]] adj. chok•i•er, chok•i•est tending to cause the feeling of being choked: a choky collar[/ex] • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • choky — adjective Date: 1579 tending to cause choking or to become choked …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • choky — n British prison or a cell. A word which was still in use in the late 1980s, although sounding rather dated. The term comes from the Hindi chauki, meaning a shed or police compound, and was imported from India in the mid 19th century by members… …   Contemporary slang

  • choky — adj. tending to choke n. (British) prison (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • choky — choky1 adjective (chokier, chokiest) 1》 having or causing difficulty in breathing. 2》 breathless with emotion. choky2 noun variant spelling of chokey …   English new terms dictionary

  • choky — /ˈtʃoʊki/ (say chohkee) noun 1. Colloquial → chokey. –adjective (chokier, chokiest) 2. tending to choke or suffocate one. 3. feeling choked or suffocated …   Australian English dictionary

  • choky — 1. n. (also chokey) (pl. ies or eys) Brit. sl. prison. Etymology: orig. Anglo Ind., f. Hindi cauki shed 2. adj. (chokier, chokiest) tending to choke or to cause choking …   Useful english dictionary

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