choker

[choh-ker]

noun

a person or thing that chokes.
a necklace that fits snugly around the neck.
a neckcloth or high collar.
a chain or cable used to haul logs from the woods.

Nearby words

  1. choked,
  2. choked disk,
  3. chokedamp,
  4. chokehold,
  5. chokepoint,
  6. choker-setter,
  7. chokes,
  8. chokey,
  9. choking,
  10. chokingly

Origin of choker

First recorded in 1545–55; choke + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for choker

choker

noun

a woman's high collar, popular esp in the late 19th century
any neckband or necklace worn tightly around the throat
a high clerical collar; stock
a person who chokes
something that causes a person to choke
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Word Origin and History for choker

choker

n.

1550s, "one who chokes," agent noun from choke (v.). From 1848 as "large neckerchief;" as a kind of necklace, 1928.

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