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knuckle-dragger

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knuckle-dragger

noun

A rough, somewhat stupid and crude man; gorilla, strong-arm: the tendency of some covert agents, ''the knuckledraggers'' of the Special Operations Group, to revel in deception

[1970s+ College students; from the image of a gorilla whose knuckles drag on the ground when it walks]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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