- 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.
Origin of choker
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Examples from the Web for choker
Of a necklace Rihanna was wearing, Rivers joked she had asked Rihanna how she felt about the choker.Melissa Rivers: Life After Joan—A Funny, Moving Celebration on a Special 'Fashion Police'
September 20, 2014
The wire of the choker, fig. 24, should be about 1⁄16 of an inch thick.The Pyrotechnist's Treasury
He wears no neckcloth, but surrounds his throat with a choker.The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness
Cecil B. Hartley
After all it was foolhardy, and he felt it; but he was past the stopping now, and he pulled the choker to the limit.The Nerve of Foley
Frank H. Spearman
His suit was of bleached linen, his shirt bosom, choker and spotless cravat, all the color of snow.The Incendiary
W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
After a moments scrutiny she said, Its a fairly good fur, and its the latest style; what they call a choker.The Luminous Face
- 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
1550s, "one who chokes," agent noun from choke (v.). From 1848 as "large neckerchief;" as a kind of necklace, 1928.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper