an act or instance of knocking off.
an unlicensed copy of something, especially fashion clothing, intended to be sold at a lower price than the original.
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How to use knockoff in a sentence
I was writing Lorrie Moore knock-off short stories before I switched to nonfiction.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life | David Yaffe | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was a “knock-off of the knock-off,” Ford said, turning a sixty dollar t-shirt into a six-thousand-dollar sequined number.
The ends of this lever are attached by means of reach-rods to the knock-off cams, this being shown more clearly in Fig. 22.Steam Engines | Anonymous
Then Sam sternly ordered him to “knock-off” and make ready for the journey.The Life Savers | James Otis
He knew something of this cartoon, mostly because of all the knock-off merch for sale in the market stalls in front of the ride.Makers | Cory Doctorow
I was pleased to climb aboard the Bonadventure with both, after passing through the knock-off rush from the docks.The Bonadventure | Edmund Blunden
He was on wages and had no right to knock-off for social receptions unless his commander gave him permission.The Viking Blood | Frederick William Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for knock off
(intr, also preposition) informal to finish work: we knocked off an hour early
(tr) informal to make or do hastily or easily: to knock off a novel in a week
(tr; also preposition) informal to reduce the price of (an article) by (a stated amount)
(tr) slang to kill
(tr) slang to rob or steal: to knock off a bank; to knock off a watch
(tr) slang to stop doing something, used as a command: knock it off!
(tr) slang to have sexual intercourse with; to seduce
an illegal imitation of a well-known product
(as modifier): knockoff watches
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with knockoff
Take a break or rest from, stop, especially quit working. For example, He knocked off work at noon, or Let's knock off at five o'clock. [Colloquial; mid-1600s] Also see knock it off.
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