Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Likely to cause choking.
  • adj. Tending to become choked.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. reminiscent of choking

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to choke or suffocate, or having power to suffocate.
  • adj. Inclined to choke, as a person affected with strong emotion.
  • n. A station, as for collection of customs, for palanquin bearers, police, etc.
  • n. Specif., a prison or lockup; a jail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to choke or suffocate: as, the air of the room was quite choky.
  • Inclined to choke, as with emotion.
  • n. A prison; a lockup; also, a customs- or toll-station; a palanquin-station.
  • n. The act of watching or guarding.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. so tight as to tend to choke
  • n. British slang (dated) for a prison

Etymologies

choke +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Indeed, for a moment or two, she was almost frightened -- her heart beat so fast, and there was such a "choky" feeling in her throat.

    The Christmas Fairy and Other Stories

  • And the sharp suits they miraculously acquire for their court appearance look the business, so it does not do to enquire too closely where on earth they materialise from in 'choky'!

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  • But will have to be careful – betya choky is the first place they install these wretched things.

    Immortal light bulb?

  • So while some of this weekend was spent in air-conditioned indoors, a lot was not so I can't be 100% sure that some of the scents I tried were not being veiled by the smoky, choky air we were breathing.

    Fiddling while Rome burns

  • I finally started to cry like a child, the kind where your sobs make slow, choky connections to hiccups, nose and mouth all kind of linked with spitty suspension bridges that you have to unstring with wet fists and fingers because you never have a tissue handy.

    The Almost Archer Sisters

  • I had a strange, choky sensation, and again I coughed, dryly.

    The House on the Borderland

  • This just in: IN light of news that British teacher Gillian Gibbons has been spared the lash and sentenced to 15 days in a Sudanese choky for naming a teddy in an improper way, Anorak looks at the position of teddy bears in society.

    The teddy bear teacher is sentenced to 15 days in prison.

  • Lady Burton says, “I got quite choky, and Richard ran away and locked himself up.”

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • Lana said in a choky voice, her cheeks bright with color.

    herding fic

  • Advancing towards her mother, who stood smiling, pale and tremulous, Clare felt choky for the first time.

    Over the River

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