Green’s Dictionary of Slang
1. a choker, a clerical collar.
|Sam Sly 9 Dec. 3/2: It is not true that Coffin the little, dark haired, smutty p—r of Ox—d-street, M—e-end, is a Methodist preacher, though he wears a white ‘choke’ and palavers.|
3. (Aus.) an act of garrotting.
|Sun. Herald (Sydney) 8 June 9/2: Most of these are small-time criminals. [...] More serious is a ‘choke’ or garrotting. in |
|Aus. Speaks. |
4. a shock to the nerves; nervousness.
|Rope Burns 118: There’s always some choke in everyone before a fight. |
5. a cigarette.
|Picture Palace 16: I sat back and lit up a cigarette and when he faced me again I offered him one. ‘Care for a choke?’. |
6. (US campus) marijuana.
shut one’s choke
[backform. f. choke v. (1)]
|Murphy (1963) 118: You [...] you shut your bloody choke, we all know what you want. |