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choky

[choh-kee] /ˈtʃoʊ ki/
adjective, chokier, chokiest.
1.
tending to choke:
a choky collar.
Origin of choky
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; choke + -y1
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  • Already the air of the crowded chamber was choky with heat and rancid with smell.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • Presently he slept, too, with the choky snores of a very weary man.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • Then he said, sort of choky: “Tell me, Mary, how are our dear little girls?”

    Santa F's Partner Thomas A. Janvier
  • The air is the pure air of heaven, not the choky stuff of the metropolis.

    Nurse and Spy in the Union Army S. Emma E. Edmonds
  • Barbara has a cold—a nasty, stuffy, choky cold; so I must do without her.

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

    The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson
  • I do not often feel miserable and choky, but I did last night.

    A Crooked Path Mrs. Alexander
  • At the choky, the elevation of which is 965 feet, Œsculus begins.

  • A wedding is nearly always a choky thing, and Pauline's was particularly so.

    The Professional Aunt Mary C.E. Wemyss
  • 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 John Strange Winter
British Dictionary definitions for choky

choky

/ˈtʃəʊkɪ/
adjective chokier, chokiest
1.
involving, caused by, or causing choking
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