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chokey Line breaks: chokey
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃəʊki/

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(also choky)

Definition of chokey in English:

noun (plural chokeys or chokies)

[in singular] British informal , dated
1Prison: they sent old Polgar to the chokey then?
1.1 [mass noun] Imprisonment: three months' chokey


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 chokey

croaky, folkie, folky, hokey, hokey-cokey, hoki, jokey, karaoke, Loki, okey-dokey, Okie, pokey, poky, smoky, trochee

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