Dictionary.com

appleknocker

[ ap-uhl-nok-er ]
/ ˈæp əlˌnɒk ər /
Save This Word!

noun Slang.
Northern U.S. a rustic.
a farm laborer, especially a fruit picker.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between "it’s" and "its" in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 8
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of appleknocker

1910–15; apple + knocker; from the practice of picking apples by knocking them from trees
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
FEEDBACK