choker

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From choke +‎ -er.

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choker (plural chokers)

  1. ​A piece of jewelry or ornamental fabric, worn as a necklace, tight to the throat.
    • 2010, Alice Fisher, The Observer, 24 Oct 2010:
      She appears on the 90th anniversary issue of French Vogue wearing nothing but a mask, gloves and a choker – everything but her now iconic gap-toothed pout and impressive cleavage is obscured.
  2. One who, or that which, chokes or strangles.
  3. One who operates the choke of an engine during ignition.
  4. (slang) Any disappointing or upsetting circumstance.
    I lost £100 on the horses today — what a choker!
  5. One who performs badly at a crucial stage of a competition because one is nervous, especially when winning.

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