Definition of chokey in English:

chokey

(also choky)

Pronunciation /ˈCHōkē/ /ˈtʃoʊki/

nounchokeys, chokies

in 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. 1.1Imprisonment.
      ‘three months' chokey’
      imprisonment, internment, confinement, detention, custody, captivity, restraint

Origin

Early 17th century (in the sense ‘customs or toll house’): Anglo-Indian, from Hindi caukī ; influenced by choke.

Pronunciation

chokey

/ˈCHōkē/ /ˈtʃoʊki/