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(Brit) a slang word for prison
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C17: from Anglo-Indian, from Hindi caukī a shed or lockup
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  • But dashed if this imported freak didn't suddenly nod with a sort of chokey snuffle and reach out her hand for mine.

    The Haunted Pajamas Francis Perry Elliott
  • A pretty thing if I was to leave mine to get through all the grub by themselves, while I was sent to chokey!

    Upsidonia Archibald Marshall
  • So he must have been kidnapped or something after all, sir, or he would be in chokey now.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • Well now, it seems to me that we must do something pretty soon or we shall find ourselves in chokey.

    The Great Airship. F. S. Brereton
  • Are you the chap that stole the money, and got chokey for it?

    Dead Man's Love Tom Gallon
  • The hills around chokey, and below it are rounded, those towards the pass being more steep.

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