Translation of chokey in Spanish:


chirona, n.


Pronunciation /ˈtʃəʊki//ˈtʃoʊki/

nounPlural chokeys, Plural chokies


  • 1dated

    chirona feminine informal
    cana feminine South America slang
    trullo masculine Spain informal
    bote masculine Mexico Venezuela informal
    gayola feminine River Plate slang
    porotera feminine Chile slang
    guandoca feminine Colombia informal
    • 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

    he got three months' chokey le dieron tres meses de chirona informal