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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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