knockoff
knockoff knock"off, n. A cheap imitation of something popular, produced illegally without a license from the trademark owner, and of inferior materials. [Also spelled {knock-off}.] [PJC]

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  • knockoff — knock‧off [ˈnɒkɒf ǁ ˈnɑːkɑːf] also knock off noun [countable] informal a cheap copy of something expensive: • Beware of cheap knockoffs. knockoff adjective : • knock off designer jeans …   Financial and business terms

  • knockoff — (n.) cheap imitation, 1966, from the verbal phrase KNOCK OFF (Cf. knock off) do hastily; in reference to the casual way the things are made …   Etymology dictionary

  • knockoff — ☆ knockoff [näk′ôf΄ ] n. Slang a copy or imitation; esp., an inexpensive copy, as of a fashionable clothing design: also knock off …   English World dictionary

  • knockoff — [[t]nɒ̱kɒf[/t]] knockoffs N COUNT: oft N n A knockoff is a cheap copy of a well known product. [INFORMAL] Frilly dresses are out; Chanel knockoffs are in... You can buy a nice knockoff watch from them …   English dictionary

  • knockoff — UK [ˈnɒkɒf] / US [ˈnɑkˌɔf] noun [countable] Word forms knockoff : singular knockoff plural knockoffs informal a bad or cheap copy of something …   English dictionary

  • knockoff — noun An imitation of something, particularly a well known product, usually lower in quality and price than the original. Its not a name brand bag, just a cheap knockoff. See Also: knock, knock off …   Wiktionary

  • knockoff —  An unlicensed copy of a product.  ► “Every time P&G or Kimberly Clark comes to market with product innovations, Paragon has a knockoff in short order.” (Forbes, Oct. 10, 1994, p. 78) …   American business jargon

  • knockoff — noun Date: 1966 a copy that sells for less than the original; broadly a copy or imitation of someone or something popular …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • knockoff — /nok awf , of /, n. 1. an act or instance of knocking off. 2. an unlicensed copy of something, esp. fashion clothing, intended to be sold at a lower price than the original. Also, knock off. [1870 75, for an earlier sense; n. use of v. phrase… …   Universalium

  • Knockoff — poor copy of some successful piece of literature, entertainment, etc.; rip off …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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