AskDefine | Define choker

Dictionary Definition



1 someone who kills by strangling [syn: garroter, garrotter, strangler, throttler]
2 an unfortunate person who is unable to perform effectively because of nervous tension or agitation; "he could win if he wasn't a choker"
3 necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck [syn: collar, dog collar, neckband]
4 a high tight collar [syn: ruff, ruffle, neck ruff]

User Contributed Dictionary



choke + -er



  1. A piece of jewelry/jewellery, worn as a necklace, tight to the throat.
  2. One who chokes (strangles) another person.
  3. One who operates the choke of an engine during ignition.
  4. Any disappointing or upsetting circumstance.
    I lost £100 on the horses today — what a choker!



one who chokes another
one who operates the choke of an engine
slang: disappointing or upsetting circumstance

Extensive Definition

A choker is a tight-fitting necklace, worn high on the neck. This type of jewelry can consist of one or more bands circling the neck. Chokers can be made of a variety of materials, including velvet, beads, metal and leather. They may or may not be adorned with sequins, studs or some kind of pendant and come in a variety of colours. They are popular with girls and teens.
Some forms of choker are regarded as fetish clothing: see collar (BDSM).
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