choky

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj choky so tight as to tend to choke "a choky collar"
    • n choky British slang (dated) for a prison
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Choky A station, as for collection of customs, for palanquin bearers, police, etc.
    • Choky Inclined to choke, as a person affected with strong emotion. "A deep and choky voice.""The allusion to his mother made Tom feel rather chokey ."
    • Choky Specif., a prison or lockup; a jail.
    • Choky Tending to choke or suffocate, or having power to suffocate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • choky Tending to choke or suffocate: as, the air of the room was quite choky.
    • choky Inclined to choke, as with emotion.
    • n choky A prison; a lockup; also, a customs- or toll-station; a palanquin-station.
    • n choky The act of watching or guarding.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Choky tending to choke: inclined to choke
    • n Choky chō′ki a prison: a toll-station.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Hind. chauki, watching, guard
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hind.

Usage

In literature:

I do not often feel miserable and choky, but I did last night.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
It's dreadful choky, sitting by the hour and filling up that poor innocent with lies.
"Wandering Heath" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
If she sat idle, thinking, the tears would come in spite of her, and a horrible, choky feeling in her throat.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Feel all choky, like, don't you?
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
He felt choky, and red spots danced before his eyes.
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
I was a bit choky in the cupboard, but I'm as well as ever now.
"The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
Twice Christopher read the letter, his eyes wide, and his throat a bit choky with emotion.
"Christopher and the Clockmakers" by Sara Ware Bassett
I thought they called you Chokie.
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
A sudden, pitiful, choky sob halted her flight.
"Highacres" by Jane Abbott
It's all very well in the daytime when your window's open, but at night I'm sure the pansy feels choky and stuffy.
"The Thirteen Little Black Pigs" by Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
The girl felt choky as the men rose to greet her.
"The Trail of Conflict" by Emilie Baker Loring
You have no right to make me feel choky!
"Doctor Cupid" by Rhoda Broughton
I sat down with my back against the rock and a funny choky feeling in my throat.
"Jock of the Bushveld" by Percy FitzPatrick
Laurie drew his hand across his eyes, but could not speak till he had subdued the choky feeling in his throat and steadied his lips.
"Little Women" by Louisa M. Alcott
You may have noticed that it's a trifle choky inside here.
"The Mistress of Bonaventure" by Harold Bindloss
The air is the pure air of heaven, not the choky stuff of the metropolis.
"Nurse and Spy in the Union Army" by S. Emma E. Edmonds
Dry biscuits are choky things, and it is not very easy to eat three off on end, in record time, without drinking.
"A Terrible Tomboy" by Angela Brazil
A subdued, choky roar, or growl, was borne down the front stairway from above.
"The Rival Campers Afloat" by Ruel Perley Smith
His throat felt choky.
"Shaun O'Day of Ireland" by Madeline Brandeis
Presently he slept, too, with the choky snores of a very weary man.
"Local Color" by Irvin S. Cobb
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