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Choker

noun
1.
Someone who kills by strangling.  Synonyms: garroter, garrotter, strangler, throttler.
2.
An unfortunate person who is unable to perform effectively because of nervous tension or agitation.
3.
Necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck.  Synonyms: collar, dog collar, neckband.
4.
A high tight collar.  Synonyms: neck ruff, ruff, ruffle.






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"Choker" Quotes from Famous Books



... a suit of ministerial black. His collar stood out in points on each side of his chin, and his throat rested on a heavy stock-cravat which went twice around his neck and was tied in a stout square knot under his chin on the second turn. Under this black choker was a shirt of snowy white, as was his collar, while his coat and trousers looked worn and threadbare. His face was smooth-shaven, and his hair once black was now turning iron-gray. He was then about sixty ...
— Vandemark's Folly • Herbert Quick

... enough to dress at his leisure, before dinner. He entered the drawing-room—a tall, lean man, all in ungainly black, with a white choker, with either a black wig, or black hair dressed in imitation of one, a pair of spectacles, and a dark, sharp, short visage, rubbing his large hands together, and with a short brisk nod to me, whom he plainly regarded merely as a child, he sat down before ...
— Uncle Silas - A Tale of Bartram-Haugh • J.S. Le Fanu

... trying to laugh] A little choker: thats the word for him. His choking wasn't real: wait and see mine. [He feels his ...
— The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet • George Bernard Shaw

... to begin with, throws Ernest Le Breton quite into the shade! HIS father was a general in the Indian army—nothing could be more BANAL. Then Mr. Berkeley began life as a clergyman; but now he's taken off his white choker, and wears a suit of grey tweed like any ordinary English gentleman. So delightfully unconventional, isn't it? At last, to crown it all, he not only composes delicious music, but goes and writes a comic opera—such a comic opera! ...
— Philistia • Grant Allen



Words linked to "Choker" :   fraise, unfortunate person, choke, necklace, unfortunate, slayer, killer



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