knockoff

noun knock·off \ ˈnäk-ˌȯf \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of knockoff

:a copy that sells for less than the original; broadly :a copy or imitation of someone or something popular

Examples of knockoff in a Sentence

  1. That purse is a knockoff.

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First Known Use of knockoff

1966


knock off

verb

Definition of knock off

intransitive verb
:to stop doing something
transitive verb
1 :to do hurriedly or routinely
  • knocked off one painting after another
2 :discontinue, stop
  • knocked off work at five
3 :deduct
  • knocked off a little to make the price more attractive
4 a :kill
  • knocked off two men … on mercenary grounds
  • —Lewis Baker
b :overcome, defeat
  • knocked off each center of rebellion
5 :rob
  • knocked off a couple of banks
6 :to make a knockoff of :copy, imitate
  • knocks off popular dress designs

Examples of knock off in a Sentence

  1. decided it was time to knock off telling fantastic fibs about her family background

  2. a proposal to knock 10 cents off the gasoline tax

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First Known Use of knock off

1649


KNOCKOFF Defined for English Language Learners

knockoff

noun

Definition of knockoff for English Language Learners

  • : a cheap or inferior copy of something


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