Definition of choker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃəʊkə/


1A necklace or band of fabric that fits closely around the neck: her only ornament was a simple pearl choker
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  • Finger-rings and ear-studs, stone necklaces and ornamental chokers, brightly hued bracelets and innovatively shaped pendants are there in rich profusion.
  • She makes each piece of her jewellery - chokers, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watchbands - out of literally hundreds of the little suckers.
  • Necklaces, rings, bracelets, anklets, chokers, earrings, and some articles I couldn't have begun to guess at dazzled my vision.
1.1 dated A clerical or other high collar.
Example sentences
  • Sorrow and I looked around at the chokers and collars.
  • He was eight years old when he and other boys, dressed in their Sunday special outfits of swallow-tail coats with a white choker collar, formed a guard of honour for Mr Thompson before a wonderful tea was served.
2North American A cable looped round a log to drag it.
Example sentences
  • We lowered a man inside the pipe, he wrapped a choker around the auger, and we pulled the auger out.
3 informal An extremely upsetting experience: saying our farewells—that was a bit of a choker
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  • Spurs 3-5 Manchester United: What a choker.
  • But when we drew Middlesbrough in the next round I was left out of the team, which was a bit of a choker.
4 informal A sports player who fails to perform at a crucial point as a result of nervousness: when I was playing on the tour, I was a choker
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  • We don't know who the next redeemed choker will be.
  • For years the jibe of 'choker' had hounded him - he whose nerves cannot take the heat.
  • Sure, you could be choker on the putting green, or you could have a hellish slice off the tee.

Words that rhyme with choker

Asoka, broker, carioca, coca, croaker, evoker, invoker, joker, mediocre, ochre (US ocher), poker, provoker, revoker, Rioja, smoker, soaker, soca, Stoker, tapioca

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