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appleknocker

[ap-uh l-nok-er] /ˈæp əlˌnɒk ər/
noun, Slang.
1.
Northern U.S. a rustic.
2.
a farm laborer, especially a fruit picker.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; apple + knocker; from the practice of picking apples by knocking them from trees
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apple-knocker

noun
  1. Any fruit picker, esp a migratory orchard worker
  2. A rural person; unsophisticated rustic; hick

[fr the practice of knocking apples out of trees]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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