choker

noun chok·er \ ˈchō-kər \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of choker

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

  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

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First Known Use of choker

circa 1552

choker Synonyms

Synonyms
necklace, collar, dog collar, lei
Related Words
torque (or torc); beads, carcanet [archaic], rivière; rope, strand; bangle, lavaliere (also lavalliere), locket, pendant (also pendent)

CHOKER Defined for English Language Learners

choker

noun

Definition of choker for English Language Learners

  • : a necklace that fits closely around the neck

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



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