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knocker

[nok-er] /ˈnɒk ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that knocks.
2.
a hinged knob, bar, etc., on a door, for use in knocking.
3.
Informal. a persistent and carping critic; faultfinder.
4.
Slang: Vulgar. a female breast.
Idioms
5.
on the knocker, British Slang. canvassing or selling door-to-door.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see knock, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for knockers

knocker

/ˈnɒkə/
noun
1.
an object, usually ornamental and made of metal, attached to a door by a hinge and used for knocking
2.
(informal) a person who finds fault or disparages
3.
(usually pl) (slang) a female breast
4.
a person or thing that knocks
5.
(Austral & NZ, informal) on the knocker, promptly; at once you pay on the knocker here
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Slang definitions & phrases for knockers

knockers

noun

A woman's breasts; hooters: Dumb broads with big knockers, that's what guys go for (1941+)


knocker 1

noun

A consistently negative critic; detractor: that pack of knockers that have been howling (1898+)

Related Terms

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knocker 2

noun

A very important person; big shot, macher: Knocker means a big shot, either real or imagined, and you pronounce that first ''k''

[1960s+; fr Yiddish, literally ''one who cracks or snaps a whip'']


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