Green’s Dictionary of Slang

choked adj.

[SE choke]

1. [late 19C+] (also choked off, choked up, choky) upset, annoyed, depressed, having ‘a lump in one’s throat’.

2. [1940s] (also choked up) overcome with laughter.

3. [1990s+] (US campus) drunk.

In phrases

choked by a hempen quinsy [SE quinsey, inflammation of the throat, tonsillitis; hempen refers to the hangman’s noose]

[late 18C–early 19C] hanged.

choked down (adj.) [the collar and tie]

[1970s+] (US black) well dressed.

choked up (tight) (adj.) [the tight collar and tie to which the wearer is unaccustomed]

[1960s+] (US black) formally dressed, spec. in a buttoned-up shirt; thus as v. to dress up.