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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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 Aldridge stripped things down at the Bulgari fête by keeping the makeup minimal and her hair pinned back, allowing onlookers to focus on the piece’s sculptural silhouette and her diamond choker. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 7 June 2021 Channeling a modern-day Marie Antoinette (with an Amy Winehouse edge), Lipa sported a custom Vivienne Westwood look from head to toe, complete with a pearl choker and denier stocking garters. Shelby Ying Hyde, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 May 2021 Whilst wearing this gorgeous choker with dainty charms this summer, don’t forget to reach for the stars and give yourself permission to live a big life — dream big, wish big, hope big. Angela Lei, Forbes, 12 May 2021 Though especially noteworthy now, Middleton has worn both the choker and the earrings before. Eliza Huber,, 19 Apr. 2021 Kate Middleton wore pieces of the queen's jewelry with her solemn, all-black attire: dangling pearl earrings and a four-row pearl choker that was also once worn by her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Apr. 2021 In 2017, Her Majesty loaned the Duchess of Cambridge her pearl choker to wear to her 60th wedding anniversary celebration. Eliza Huber,, 19 Apr. 2021 What shone brightest, though—quite literally—was the pearl choker Middleton wore to add a touch of something more elevated. Liam Hess, Vogue, 17 Apr. 2021 This was a new George, one who wasn’t in denial about his reputation as a postseason choker. Dylan Hernández Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2021

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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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19 Jun 2021

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“Choker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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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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