shocker

noun shock·er \ ˈshä-kər \
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

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

  1. The ending of the movie is a real shocker.

  2. Their divorce was a shocker.

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First Known Use of shocker

circa 1824

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  • : something that shocks people


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