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shocker

[ shok-er ]
/ ˈʃɒk ər /
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noun

a person or thing that shocks.
a sensational novel, play, etc.

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Origin of shocker

First recorded in 1780–90; shock1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for shocker

shocker
/ (ˈʃɒkə) /

noun informal

a person or thing that shocks or horrifies
a sensational novel, film, or play
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