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herringchoker

[ her-ing-choh-ker ]
/ ˈhɛr ɪŋˌtʃoʊ kər /
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noun Canadian Slang.

a native or resident of any of the Maritime Provinces but especially of New Brunswick.

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Origin of herringchoker

First recorded in 1895–1900; herring + choker
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