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knockoff

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[nok-awf, -of] /ˈnɒkˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
noun
1.
an act or instance of knocking off.
2.
an unlicensed copy of something, especially fashion clothing, intended to be sold at a lower price than the original.
Origin of knockoff
1870-1875
1870-75, for an earlier sense; noun use of verb phrase knock off
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n.

"cheap imitation," 1966, from the verbal phrase knock off "do hastily;" in reference to the casual way the things are made.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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knockoff

modifier

: extra pieceworkers to turn out knockoff blouses/knockoff Coach bags bought in Chinatown

noun

A copy or close imitation: Clint Eastwood's Pale Rider is a contemporary knockoff (1966+)

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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