chokey

noun
cho·​key | \ ˈchōkē \
plural -s

Definition of chokey

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 India : a station or post especially for collection of customs or for palanquin bearers or police
2 slang, British : jail, lockup

chokey

Definition of chokey (Entry 2 of 2)

variant spelling of

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History and Etymology for chokey

Noun

Hindi caukī, diminutive of cauk market place, from Sanskrit catuṣka consisting of four, quadrangular, from catur four

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“Chokey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chokey. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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