chokey


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chokey

(ˈtʃəʊkɪ) or

choky

n
Brit a slang word for prison
[C17: from Anglo-Indian, from Hindi caukī a shed or lockup]
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Noun1.chokey - British slang (dated) for a prison
prison, prison house - a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
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He could break the door in, cer- tainly; but they would perhaps bundle him into chokey for that without asking questions--no great matter, only he was confoundedly afraid of being locked up, even in mistake.
Jones is impatient to get me safely stowed in chokey.
Set in 1950s small-town America, the action opens behind bars, where leatherclad "roustabout" Chad (Ben Lewis) is serving a spell in chokey for "exciting" the local womenfolk.
When they split up, her ex handed the footage to investigators, and the 51-year-old from Cardiff got 10 weeks in chokey.
Environmental activists, including six Britons, who tried to scale a Russian oil rig in the Arctic are in prison facing charges of piracy that carry up to 15 years' chokey.
I'M wondering if Ladbrokes is taking bets as to how long Chris Huhne's mistress, Carina Trimingham, will stick by him once he's in chokey.
Along they managed A term in the chokey hasn't done too much harm to M'Lords Archer and Watson, has it?
TYC General Secretary, Tenzin Chokey, said they have decided not to celebrate the Tibetan New Year in 2012 as a mark of honour to those who had sacrificed their lives for their country
She was Girlfriend Maria del Mar Arjona Rivero spotted by guards acting suspiciously while trying to lug her lag out of chokey.
The reception was held on the lawn of the villa where the guests were entertained Dy The Chokey Taylor Band.
He hasn't yet been accused of savagely putting other riders over the rails and he hasn't been sentenced to three years in chokey for tax evasion, but the other day he was asked what he thought about the idea of having the London Philharmonic playing the William Tell Overture during a race at Kempton Park and he said he thought it was "stupid" (even though he won).
Because Mr Armstrong is now in chokey doing a six-and-a-half stretch for conspiracy to supply cocaine from the premises.