noun chok·er \ˈchō-kər\

: a necklace that fits closely around the neck

: a person who fails to do something because of nervousness : a person who chokes

Full Definition of CHOKER

:  one that chokes
:  something (as a collar or necklace) worn closely about the throat or neck

Examples of CHOKER

  1. They called him a choker when he missed the shot that would have won the game.
  2. <a pearl choker closely wrapped around her throat>

First Known Use of CHOKER

circa 1552

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