- British a slang word for prison
C17: from Anglo-Indian, from Hindi caukī a shed or lockup
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Examples from the Web for chokey
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
Are you the chap that stole the money, and got chokey for it?Dead Man's Love
A pretty thing if I was to leave mine to get through all the grub by themselves, while I was sent to chokey!Upsidonia
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
The hills around Chokey, and below it are rounded, those towards the pass being more steep.