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 Her accessories included a rhinestone choker with a statement cherry pendant and a yellow-and-black plaid shoulder bag. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 June 2022 Try a long pearl necklace paired back to a choker and stud earrings to keep the look from being overwhelming. Aemilia Madden, Vogue, 14 June 2022 The 41-year-old beauty mogul also added detail to her new look with some amazing accessories, including a choker of green stones in a gold setting. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 30 May 2022 Today, the choker is a closet classic, always offered in many jewelry brands’ permanent collections. Kristina Rutkowski, Vogue, 19 July 2022 Around her neck was a choker as well, hung with a small cross. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 29 May 2022 Jenner paired the minimal look with a bold choker with a statement red cross. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 21 May 2022 Princess Diana wore this pearl choker and earring set to the 1993 wedding of David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley for a refined look. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 19 Mar. 2022 The look was finished with a pearl choker necklace, bangles, and drop earrings. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 6 July 2022 See More

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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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6 Aug 2022

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“Choker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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