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nounchokeys, chokiesin singular
1British informal, dated Prison.‘they sent old Polgar to the chokey then?’prison, penal institution, place of detention, lock-up, place of confinement, guardhouse, correctional facility, detention centre
- 1.1Imprisonment.‘three months' chokey’imprisonment, internment, confinement, detention, custody, captivity, restraint
Early 17th century (in the sense ‘customs or toll house’): Anglo-Indian, from Hindi caukī ; influenced by choke.
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