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nombrePlural chokeys, Plural chokies
1anticuado(prison)chirona femenino coloquialcana femenino América del Sur argottrullo masculino España coloquialbote masculino México Venezuela coloquialgayola femenino Río de la Plata argotporotera femenino Chile argotguandoca femenino Colombia coloquial
- Herr Pfannenstiel served three-and-a-half months in the chokey recently for match-fixing in the local S-League.
- He packed off the burglar for a lengthy spell in the chokey, and settled down for his third trial of the day.
- If not, he warned, the perpetrator could face years in chokey or even the death penalty.
- Which then implies my guilt and before I could say ‘GrocerJack Robinson’, I'm doing a hefty old stretch in the chokey at the pleasure of Her Maj!
- And as the latter carried a heavier alternative jail sentence, she warned Ms Kane that she faced more than one night in chokey when she returns for sentence next week.
2(imprisonment)he got three months' chokey — le dieron tres meses de chirona coloquial
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