appleknocker

appleknocker

[ap-uhl-nok-er]
noun Slang.
1.
Northern U.S. a rustic.
2.
a farm laborer, especially a fruit picker.

Origin:
1910–15; apple + knocker; from the practice of picking apples by knocking them from trees

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