CHOKER

choker, ruff, ruffle, neck ruff

(noun) a high tight collar

choker, collar, dog collar, neckband

(noun) necklace that fits tightly around a woman’s neck

choker

(noun) an unfortunate person who is unable to perform effectively because of nervous tension or agitation; “he could win if he wasn’t a choker”

garroter, garrotter, strangler, throttler, choker

(noun) someone who kills by strangling

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

choker (plural chokers)

A piece of jewelry or ornamental fabric, worn as a necklace, tight to the throat.

One who, or that which, chokes or strangles.

One who operates the choke of an engine during ignition.

(slang) Any disappointing or upsetting circumstance.

One who performs badly at an important part of a competition because they are nervous, especially when winning.

A loop of cable fastened around a log to haul it.

Synonyms

• (one who chokes another): strangler

• (slang: disappointing or upsetting circumstance): bummer, downer, pisser

Anagrams

• Kocher

Source: Wiktionary


Chok"er, n.

1. One who, or that which, chokes.

2. A stiff wide cravat; a stock. [Slang]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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