chok·​er | \ ˈchō-kər How to pronounce choker (audio) \

Definition of choker

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

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Synonyms for choker


collar, dog collar, lei, necklace

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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

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Not to mention her choker and matte chocolate brown lipstick really rounded out the vibe. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Kim Kardashian's New Chunky Highlights Will Give You All the '90s Feels," 22 Aug. 2019 And yet the real game-changer here was undoubtedly her Chanel choker, replete with interlocking Cs. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Dua Lipa Proves That a Little Chanel Goes a Long Way," 16 Aug. 2019 As the song moves to its climax with the final impactful chorus, materials crash around the members and the final shot in the video features S.Coups breaking his choker, as if letting loose and becoming unchained from restrictions. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "Seventeen Have a 'Hit' On Their Hands With Dynamic New Single: Watch," 5 Aug. 2019 From National Lampoon’s Vacation to War Machine: Anthony Michael Hall Revisits His Memorable Moments Another image, posted the same day, featured a close-up of Oskerova sporting a bold red lip, mascara and multiple black choker necklaces. Jen Juneau,, "Anthony Michael Hall Is Engaged to Actress Lucia Oskerova: 'Love Conquers All'," 9 Sep. 2019 Style trends such as jelly shoes, choker necklaces, and even tie-dye can be directly correlated to a surge of mid-'90s childhood nostalgia in the form of fashion. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "Teddy Bear Accessories Are About to Take Over School Hallways and the Streets of NYFW," 19 Aug. 2019 Jenner’s pulled back hairstyle drew attention to her curve-hugging strapless white ankle-length dress, which featured a piece of ribbon fabric wrapped around her neck as a bow tie choker. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Kylie Jenner Steals 'Hair Inspo' from Bella Hadid's Sleek VMAs Ponytail," 28 Aug. 2019 Eddlemon is described as standing 5 feet 1 inches tall, weighing about 100 pounds, with blonde hair and green eyes, who was last seen wearing a black hoodie with white ripped jeans, shin high boots and a black lace choker. Katherine Rosenberg-douglas,, "Crown Point authorities issue Amber Alert for Indiana girl, 16, possibly abducted by older man family has protective order against," 17 Aug. 2019 The singer wore a red, one shoulder cocktail dress, finishing her look with a loose ponytail, silver choker and black heels. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "'Once Upon A Time': Britney Spears, boyfriend Sam Asghari attend 'first premiere' together," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of choker

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of choker was circa 1552

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English Language Learners Definition of choker

: a necklace that fits closely around the neck
informal : a person who fails to do something because of nervousness : a person who chokes

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involving a confidence or trust

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