Etymology
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choker (n.)

1550s, "one who chokes," agent noun from choke (v.). From 1848 as "large neckerchief;" as a kind of necklace worn against the throat, 1928.

updated on November 14, 2017

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Definitions of choker from WordNet

choker (n.)
someone who kills by strangling;
Synonyms: garroter / garrotter / strangler / throttler
choker (n.)
an unfortunate person who is unable to perform effectively because of nervous tension or agitation;
he could win if he wasn't a choker
choker (n.)
necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck;
Synonyms: collar / dog collar / neckband
choker (n.)
a high tight collar;
Synonyms: ruff / ruffle / neck ruff
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