Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of chokey in English:
noun (plural chokeys or chokies)[in singular] British informal , dated
Early 17th century (in the sense 'customs or toll house'): Anglo-Indian, from Hindi caukī ; influenced by choke1.
This slang term for ‘prison’ first appears in English in the original Hindi sense ‘customs or toll house, police station’. The word is Anglo-Indian, from Hindi caukī, influenced by choke.
Words that rhyme with chokeycroaky, folkie, folky, hokey, hokey-cokey, hoki, jokey, karaoke, Loki, okey-dokey, Okie, pokey, poky, smoky, trochee
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