1. (also choked off, choked up, choky) upset, annoyed, depressed, having ‘a lump in one’s throat’.
|Colonial Reformer III 112: They’ve [cattle] had something to eat, but they’re pretty well choked for a drink.|
|Eve. Star (Wash., DC) 11 Sept. 20/2: They’re there with the big-noise mitt for the goody folks and the hiss-ss-ss thing for the punkerinos and the briny gag for the choky passages.|
|Nights in Town 127: Feel all choky, like, don’t you? [...] You’ll be all right in a minute.|
|Ulysses 11: Have you a key? a voice asked. — Dedalus has it, Buck Mulligan said, Janey Mack, I’m choked.|
|Popular Sports Spring [Internet] ‘Thanks, kid,’ I said, somewhat choked.‘Twin Lose or Draw’ in|
|Swell-Looking Babe 15: He was too choked up, blind with anger.|
|Guntz 14: When I woke [...] Jess had gone and I was double choked.|
|Saved Scene viii: Don’t yer get choked off.|
|Murder in Mount Holly (1999) 15: He got choked up. Something of a patriotic nature always brought rheum to his eyes.|
|Cutter and Bone (2001) 242: Just because she [...] didn’t get all choked up about stumps and scar tissue.|
|Dead Butler Caper 130: I was beginning to feel choked off with the pair of them.|
|Decadence and Other Plays (1985) 110: If at twelve o’clock I walk home on my tod sloan I would be well and truly choked.West in|
|Observer Rev. 4 July 12: I was choked up at the time.|
|Guardian G2 26 May 2: He was absolutely choked up to see the effect that the garden made on people.|
2. (also choked up) overcome with laughter.
|(con. 1936) Schnozzola 193: Durante choked up, and Lou lent him his handkerchief.|
|(con. 1940s) Borstal Boy 266: I’m bloody choked.|
3. (US campus) drunk.
|Campus Sl. Mar.|
|Sl. and Sociability 127: Slang terms for drunkenness from just the two school years 1990–92 show great linguistic energy: [...] caked, choked, crocked.|
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue ms. additions n.p.: Quinsey. Choakd by a Hempen Quinsey, hanged.|
|,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue (2nd, 3rd edn).|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
(US black) well dressed.
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 111: There is even a larger vocabulary that refers to being well dressed ([...] dressed down, dapped down, choked down).|
(US black) formally dressed, spec. in a buttoned-up shirt; thus as v. to dress up.
|‘Honky-Tonk Bud’ in Life (1976) 54: He was choked up tight in a white-on-white / And a cocoa front that was down.et al.|
|(con. 1950s) Whoreson 116: You done got sharp, and even choked up tight on me.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 48: Dis dude, he be all choked up.|
|House of Slammers 86: [as cit. a.1964].|