[ choh-ker ]
/ ˈtʃoʊ kər /


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

First recorded in 1545–55; choke + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for choker

/ (ˈtʃəʊkə) /


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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