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- noun See
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- noun dated, UK
- adjective Alternative form of
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- noun British slang (dated) for a prison
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He's bang to rights and has a brief spell in chokey to get through.
"Now, don't you try on any of your jokes with me, my man, or you'll find yourself in the wrong box, which is the strong box on board ship, and vulgarly called chokey!"
All right, I may have imagined the latter, but I believe I am closer to the true meaning of the word than all the politicians and sham social commentators using it to mean a few heads being cracked and six months in the chokey all round.
A two-year driving ban and £800 costs, but no chokey.
The red dress: I love the bodice treatment but that chokey collar makes me want to claw at my throat.
So, unless that kitten is 15 the father is gong to chokey.
The feds, or their local agents, will be waiting when he emerges from chokey.
Rev. Willie faces up to 15 years in the chokey after he broke the 8th Commandment by stealing $85,000 from St. Paul's Memorial Episcopal, the church where he worked.
Ever since British New Wavers Ian Dury and the Blockheads scored with their 1979 single Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 3) -- which celebrated people like Elvis and the Marx Brothers and pleasures like Ploughman's sandwiches (cheddar cheese and a pickle) and "coming out of chokey" (solitary confinement) -- inquiring minds have wondered about parts one and two.
Saying 'okey-dokey'/singalonga Smokey/Coming out of chokey