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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



... cost for clothing him. But it proved, of course, at once, that, whenever he was out, I should be at home. And I went, during the bright period of his success, to so few of those awful pageants which require a black dress-coat and what the ungodly call, after Mr. Dickens, a white choker, that in the happy retreat of my own dressing-gowns and jackets my days went by as happily and cheaply as those of another Thalaba. And Polly declares there was never a year when the tailoring cost so little. He lived (Dennis, not ...
— If, Yes and Perhaps - Four Possibilities and Six Exaggerations with Some Bits of Fact • Edward Everett Hale

... the laughter of the older hands who had served their time before, and were superior to all small considerations of public shame! "I say, you with the gig-lamps, toss a poor devil a bit o' 'bacco." "Seen us afore? In coorse you have. You in the white choker, look hard while yer at it, and you'll know us again." "Oh, Mother Shipton, and is that yourself? and how pleased we is to see ye, and just tip us yer welwet purse, and we'll give it yer back when we're this way again." And not all the rigor of the attendant warders was enough ...
— A Son of Hagar - A Romance of Our Time • Sir Hall Caine

... ain't no mere Sunday preacher with a comfortable house and once-a-week church, but he gives up his days and nights to it, and makes his family work with him, and even sends 'em forward to explore the field. And he ain't no white-choker shadbelly either, but fits himself, like his gospel, to the men he works among. Ye ought to hear him afore you go. His tent is just out your ...
— Selected Stories • Bret Harte



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



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