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 Demons as a category are borderline, but the human hair and the Bridgerton x Forever 21 collection choker imply that this one walks on a very disqualifying two feet. Olivia Crandall, Vulture, 22 July 2021 Not critics who hate Yoder’s celebratory outbursts, skeptics who call him a choker or USA Gymnastics leaders who omit him from national teams. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 20 July 2021 Full of colourblocking and bold monochrome looks, the joyful 35-piece collection is straight out of the early-aughts party scene, complete with giant flower choker necklaces and brooches, asymmetric ruffles, and midriff cut-outs. Frances Solá-santiago,, 24 June 2021 Or wearing your most meaningful pendant layered with a thinner diamond riviere necklace and an ultra-delicate choker length diamond solitaire in different cuts. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Vivienne Westwood's pearl choker with her crystal orb logo, apparently. Olivia Hosken, Town & Country, 6 July 2021 In the images, Spears can be seen from all angles wearing a bright one-piece with a black furry coat, knee-high white boots, and a black choker. Gabrielle Chung,, 2 June 2021 Duchess Kate has previously borrowed the choker, wearing it to the queen and Prince Philip's 70th anniversary celebration in 2017. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Apr. 2021 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

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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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25 Jul 2021

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“Choker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 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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