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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Jones is impatient to get me safely stowed in chokey.
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.
Structure in Western drain, Nani rupen drain, SSS Canal & Canal chokey.
And if they're in chokey because they robbed and clobbered an old lady or because they knifed or raped someone, I don't think letting them work on the outside from Monday to Friday then throwing them back inside for a few art classes and study groups at weekends is going to deter them from re-offending.
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.
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
The ensuing conversations show Chokey in a favorable light, while guests are satirized.
She was Girlfriend Maria del Mar Arjona Rivero spotted by guards acting suspiciously while trying to lug her lag out of chokey.
And now the blood of the earth is spilling into the ocean, making it chokey for the fish and birds who live there.