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To fail to perform effectively because of nervous agitation or tension so regularly and such a grand scale that one becomes synonymous with the word failure, usually in an athletic contest.
Usually used to describe a very talented person who fails under pressure.

Alex Rodriguez is a choke artist in clutch situations.
by NYNYNYNYNY March 03, 2007
1.A player that succeeds in playing so fantastically bad that it is considered a form of art.

2.Someone who is incapable of competing effectively when the situation calls for it.

3.A player who makes a career of faltering in the clutch situation.
Tony Romo is the complete choke artist. He has great stats during the regular season, but then he just chokes so hard in the playoffs.
Also see; Donovan Mcnabb, Kobe Bryant(without Shaq), Alex Rodriguez, Terrell Owens, and the Buffalo Bills of the early 90's
by Scoobysnacks28 January 24, 2009
Completely failing to succeed. Building up a season full of hype and shitting the bed unmercifully.
Washington Capitals: May 13, 2009 displayed the epitome of a choke artist in it's purest form.
by j. feldy May 13, 2009
A team that can't win in the clutch.
The Houston Astros choke every season whether it be in the playoffs or late in the regular season. What a dissapointing and frustrating team to watch.
The term comes from pool, specifically from snooker, where the pockets are narrower than on a standard pool table. When a "choke artist" shoots the ball, aiming for a particular pocket, the ball chokes out of the pocket and goes back onto the table because the shot was improperly aimed. Choke artists repeatedly fail in situations when a crucial shot has to be made and the pressure forces a bad shot where the ball "chokes" in the pocket, wobbling back and forth until it is spit back onto the table.
Geno runs the table well, but when the money balls are in play, he is a choke artist.
by chingachgook August 23, 2016
Boston Redsox
The Boston Redsox have to be the biggest choke artist in the 21 century after their performance against the Yankees
by daveoooooo April 21, 2012
Someone who, when faced with stress breaks down and enters an infinite loop. Common in people running for office, when trying to deal with higher energy candidates.
Marco: "Let's dispel once and for all with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing. He knows EXACTLY what he's doing. Barack Obama is undertaking a systematic effort to change this country, to make America more like the rest of the world. Let's dispel once and for all with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing. He knows EXACTLY what he's doing. Barack Obama is undertaking a systematic effort to change this country, to make America more like the rest of the world. Let's dispel once and for all with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing. He knows EXACTLY what he's doing. Barack Obama is undertaking a systematic effort to change this country, to make America more like the rest of the world."
Donald: Man, you're such a choke artist.
by Gass'em Soleimani August 27, 2016
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