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[her-ing-choh-ker] /ˈhɛr ɪŋˌtʃoʊ kər/
noun, Canadian Slang.
a native or resident of any of the Maritime Provinces but especially of New Brunswick.
Origin of herringchoker
First recorded in 1895-1900; herring + choker Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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herring choker


  1. A Scandinavian (1940s+)
  2. A New Brunswick native or ship (1899+)

noun phrase

A Nova Scotian person or ship; bluenose: No price for lobster, cause of the Herring-Chokers (1899+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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