choky

[ choh-kee ]
/ ˈtʃoʊ ki /

adjective, chok·i·er, chok·i·est.

tending to choke: a choky collar.

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Origin of choky

First recorded in 1570–80; choke + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for choky

choky

chokey

/ (ˈtʃəʊkɪ) /

adjective chokier or chokiest

involving, caused by, or causing choking
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