knackers

n pl
British
the testicles. Originally a dialect or rustic pronunciation of knockers (with the sense of 'clappers'), this is the form of the word which has predominated. In the 1950s and 1960s the word was often used in the form of an exclamation on the lines of the now more widespread balls, bollocks and cobblers, expressing defi-ance or contempt.
► 'Your boyfriend burned his jacket
his ticket expired
his tyres are knackered
his knackers are tired.'
(Psycle sluts, poem by John Cooper Clarke, 1978)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • knackers* —  1. Testicles.  2. Excl., used in some abusive expressions, e.g. Knackers to that. I will have none of that …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • knackers — noun Testicles …   Wiktionary

  • Knackers — male testicles …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • knackers — Australian Slang male testicles …   English dialects glossary

  • knackers — n. (Slang) testicles knack·er || nækÉ™ n. seller of horse meat; person who slaughters horses; destroyer of shaky structures; old sick horse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • knackers — • testicles …   Londonisms dictionary

  • knackers —    the testicles    A knack was a toy or small object, made by a knacker, whence a saddler, who bought old or dead beasts for their hides, whence his modern counterpart who disposes of dead cattle. The use may come from the meaning small objects… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • knackers — vulgar slang testicles. → knacker …   English new terms dictionary

  • knackers (!) — Noun. The testicles. Exclam. An exclamation of disagreement or annoyance …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • KNACKERS — …   Useful english dictionary

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