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herringchoker

[her-ing-choh-ker] /ˈhɛr ɪŋˌtʃoʊ kər/
noun, Canadian Slang.
1.
a native or resident of any of the Maritime Provinces but especially of New Brunswick.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; herring + choker
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herring choker

noun
  1. A Scandinavian (1940s+)
  2. A New Brunswick native or ship (1899+)
noun phrase

A Nova Scotian person or ship; bluenose: No price for lobster, cause of the Herring-Chokers (1899+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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