Definition of choky in English:



  • 1Having or causing difficulty in breathing.

    ‘the whole place was choky with tear gas’
    • ‘The air was choky with a blended smell derived from dust and worn boot leather and spilt essences of hops and healthy, unwashed, sweaty bodies.’
    • ‘His last words were lost on a choky, gasping noise as Honey felt him being ripped out of her arms as he had once before.’
    • ‘It had only started a half hour before we noticed it, but fluffy ash was floating in the air before I finished mowing, and it was choky being outside.’
    1. 1.1Breathless and overwhelmed with emotion.
      ‘“Nick,” she said, suddenly choky’
      • ‘Mom's voice was choky.’
      • ‘She reached out to hold him and her voice was choky.’