adjective, chok·i·er, chok·i·est.

tending to choke: a choky collar.

Origin of choky

First recorded in 1570–80; choke + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for choky

Historical Examples of choky

  • 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.

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


    Rhoda Broughton

British Dictionary definitions for choky



adjective chokier or chokiest

involving, caused by, or causing choking
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012