choking

Definitions

Medical

  • noun a condition in which someone is prevented from breathing.

Slang

  • adjective desperate for relief, typically in the form of alcohol or sex. The widespread term, popular, e.g., among university students since the late 1990s, is a shortening of the colloquial phrase ‘choking for (the specified item)’. The phrase ‘choking for it’ invariably refers to sex. Gagging is a contemporary synonym.
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