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[choh-kee] /ˈtʃoʊ ki/
adjective, chokier, chokiest.
tending to choke:
a choky collar.
Origin of choky
First recorded in 1570-80; choke + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A choky sound was now heard, caused by Maudie's putting her hand over her sister's mouth.

    Hoodie Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  • Already the air of the crowded chamber was choky with heat and rancid with smell.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • At the choky, the elevation of which is 965 feet, Œsculus begins.

  • Barbara has a cold—a nasty, stuffy, choky cold; so I must do without her.

    Nancy Rhoda Broughton
  • It was, on the contrary, the subtlety of her happiness that made her heart throb, and brought a choky feeling into her throat.

    The Green Carnation Robert Smythe Hichens
  • A wedding is nearly always a choky thing, and Pauline's was particularly so.

    The Professional Aunt Mary C.E. Wemyss
  • "Come away," whispered a choky voice by my side, and Frances linked her arm through mine.

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • 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 Angela Brazil
  • I do not often feel miserable and choky, but I did last night.

    A Crooked Path Mrs. Alexander
  • He was astonished to feel a choky sensation in his throat and a stinging of eyelids, and a leap in his blood.

    The Lure of the Dim Trails by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for choky


adjective chokier, chokiest
involving, caused by, or causing choking
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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