Definition of shocker
: one that shocks; especially : something horrifying or offensive (such as a sensational film or work of fiction)
Examples of shocker in a Sentence
The ending of the movie is a real shocker.
Their divorce was a shocker.
Recent Examples of shocker from the Web
Both Borg and Nadal have two losses at the French Open -- Rafa in a 2009 shocker to Robin Soderling and then six years later to rival Novak Djokovic, Borg in 1973 and ’76 to Italian star Adriano Panatta.
That’s hardly a shocker on the surface, considering that Sherman made his ongoing discontent crystal clear with his sideline tirade after a Wilson pass in Week 15 against the Rams was almost intercepted at the L.A. 1-yard line.
But then there will be visual tricks, like a shocker in the last five minutes, which just feel like a gimmick or, even worse, a misfiring joke.
Two more Trump shockers, then—appearing just when Trump was leaving town on a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe.
But the pleasurable aspects of the shocker can also be enjoyed without any partners at all!
The company expects a $1.6 billion loss for the year, no shocker there.
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Definition of shocker for English Language Learners
: something that shocks people
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