- on the knocker, British Slang. canvassing or selling door-to-door.
Origin of knocker
Related Words for knockerscarper, caviler, censor, nitpicker, quibbler, faultfinder, hypercritic, knocker
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Historical Examples of knockers
Our Knockers are some of these powers, the guardians of mines.Welsh Folk-Lore
Some knockers are peculiar in that the design is not always apparent.Chats on Old Copper and Brass
Fred. W. Burgess
They are, sir; by the knockers, and by a supernatural voice heard at night.
Have you ever heard the knockers, or the supernatural voice?
A young gentleman had been fined £5 for wrenching off knockers from houses on the Denes.Yarmouth Notes
Frederick Danby Palmer
- an object, usually ornamental and made of metal, attached to a door by a hinge and used for knocking
- informal a person who finds fault or disparages
- (usually plural) slang a female breast
- a person or thing that knocks
- on the knocker Australian and NZ informal promptly; at onceyou pay on the knocker here
late 14c., agent noun from knock. Sense of "door banger" is by 1590s. Knockers "a woman's breasts" is slang attested from 1941.