appleknocker

[ap-uh l-nok-er]

noun Slang.

Northern U.S. a rustic.
a farm laborer, especially a fruit picker.

Nearby words

  1. apple-polish,
  2. appleby,
  3. applecart,
  4. appledrain,
  5. applejack,
  6. apples,
  7. apples and oranges,
  8. apples and pears,
  9. apples of the hesperides,
  10. applesauce

Origin of appleknocker

1910–15; apple + knocker; from the practice of picking apples by knocking them from trees

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