choker

noun

chok·​er ˈchō-kər How to pronounce choker (audio)
1
: one that chokes
2
: something (such as a collar or necklace) worn closely about the throat or neck

Examples of choker in a Sentence

They called him a choker when he missed the shot that would have won the game. a pearl choker closely wrapped around her throat
Recent Examples on the Web Swift then appeared in a white corset dress with cursive writing adorning its skirt and a chunky Vivienne Westwood choker. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 10 May 2024 Meanwhile, rapper Cardi B’s red custom Revolve corset-style dress with her diamond choker accompanying her look. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 10 May 2024 Accessorized with a golden choker and matching sky-high heels, the design — made by Undercover — looked like a modern-day version of Belle's fairytale ensemble in Beauty and the Beast. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 Considering the fashion world has embraced watch anklets and timepiece chokers, perhaps briefcase clocks and hourglass bags aren’t too far off. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 7 May 2024 This rosette choker comes in several colors and is a great way to complete a look. Adrienne Roberts, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 There’s even proof that the star wears the choker in her daily life — just take a look back at this Instagram selfie from March 2022. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 16 Apr. 2024 In addition to the mandatory cowboy hat, the model wore low-rise leather flares with a sequined tie-back halter top, and a chunky turquoise and metal pendant choker on a leather thong. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 27 Mar. 2024 Tying the look altogether, Taylor accessorized with a chunky silver choker and black sunglasses with metallic silver arms. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 8 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of choker was circa 1552

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“Choker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/choker. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

choker

noun
chok·​er ˈchō-kər How to pronounce choker (audio)
1
: one that chokes
2
: something (as a necklace) that fits closely around the neck

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