- nBritish1.a borrower of money, debtor, defaulter. The word is used to refer to personal debtors, those reneging on hire purchase agreements or, by prisoners in particular, to those who welch on a bet -a sense in which the word was used in sporting circles before World War II. The origin of this use of knock is not com-pletely clear; it may simply have the sense of to damage (financially), come from an obsolete word meaning to bor-row, or may refer to some more specific practice such as rapping on a table to indicate one's inability to continue in a card game.2a.a door-to-door salesperson2b.a door-to-door tout for an antiques dealer, hoping either to trick the gullible into parting with valuables or, occasion-ally, to identify items for later theft. See also on the knocker3.a breast. A rarely heard singular form of knockers.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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Knocker — and knockers may refer to:* Door knocker * Knocker (folklore) * Knocker (radio series) * Female breasts … Wikipedia
knocker — ► NOUN 1) an object hinged to a door and rapped by visitors to attract attention. 2) informal a person who buys or sells from door to door. 3) informal a person who continually finds fault. 4) (knockers) informal a woman s breasts. ● on the… … English terms dictionary
knocker — knock er, n. 1. One who, or that which, knocks; specifically, an instrument, or kind of hammer, fastened to a door, to be used in seeking for admittance. [1913 Webster] Shut, shut the door, good John ! fatigued, I said; Tie up the knocker; say I… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
knocker — (n.) late 14c., agent noun from KNOCK (Cf. knock). Sense of door banger is by 1590s. Knockers a woman s breasts is slang attested from 1941 … Etymology dictionary
knocker — [näk′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that knocks; specif., a) a small metal ring, hammer, etc. attached by a hinge to a door, for use in knocking for admittance ☆ b) Informal a faultfinder 2. Slang a breast usually used in pl.: a somewhat vulgar term … English World dictionary
Knocker-up — A Knocker up (sometimes known as a knocker upper) was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker up would wake up very early… … Wikipedia
knocker — n. 1 a metal or wooden instrument hinged to a door for knocking to call attention. 2 a person or thing that knocks. 3 (in pl.) coarse sl. a woman s breasts. 4 a person who buys or sells door to door. Phrases and idioms: knocker up Brit. hist. a… … Useful english dictionary
Knocker — Les Knockers, surnommés les « Frappeurs » ou « Cogneurs », son des nains du foklore minier en Écosse, Cornouaille (dans les mines d étain); Bohême (mines d argent) et au pays de Galles (dans les mines de charbon) Sommaire 1… … Wikipédia en Français
knocker — the penis From the shape of a door knocker and punning on its sexual function: Susie was a perfect fool for any chap with a big knocker. (Fraser, 1982) … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
knocker — UK [ˈnɒkə(r)] / US [ˈnɑkər] noun [countable] Word forms knocker : singular knocker plural knockers a piece of metal on a door that you use for knocking … English dictionary