Green’s Dictionary of Slang

choke n.1

1. [mid-19C] a choker, a clerical collar.

2. [late 19C–1920s] prison bread, which is hard to swallow and indigestible.

3. [1920s+] (Aus.) an act of garrotting.

4. [1940s+] a shock to the nerves; nervousness.

5. [1970s] a cigarette.

6. [1990s+] (US campus) marijuana.

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