Definition of Knockoff

1. Noun. An unauthorized copy or imitation.

Exact synonyms: Clone
Generic synonyms: Copy

Definition of Knockoff

1. n. Act or place of knocking off; that which knocks off;

2. a. That knocks off; of or pertaining to knocking off.

Definition of Knockoff

1. Noun. An imitation of something, particularly a well-known product, usually lower in quality and price than the original. ¹

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Definition of Knockoff

1. a copy that sells for less than the original [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knockoff

knocking about
knocking around
knocking down
knocking on heaven's door
knocking shop
knocking shops
knocking up
knockoff (current term)
knockout drops
knockout mouse
knockout punch
knocks about
knocks around
knocks down
knocks off
knocks up

Literary usage of Knockoff

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Steam Engine Troubles, a Practical Treatise for the Engineer, Telling how to by Hugo Hamkens (1919)
"motion imparted to a slotted knockoff lever. The motion is derived from an eccentric on ... The inertia due to the oscillation of the knockoff levers and ..."

2. Trademark Counterfeiting: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S edited by Orrin G. Hatch (1995)
"Stated simply, it is time that we knockout the knockoff industry. On this chart, we contacted some selected US industries, and as this chart shows, ..."

3. Pirates on the High Seas: The United States and Global Intellectual Property by Benedicte Callan (1998)
"... are trivial to synthesize.74 knockoff drugs sell in developing markets at one-tenth to one- fifth the cost charged when licensed from the inventor. ..."

4. Silicon Destiny: The Story of Application Specific Integrated Circuits and by Rob Walker, Nancy Tersini (1992)
"We finally got a new guy in and in just a couple of months he wrote a Calma knockoff. It may have been coincidence, but we went from selling six or ten ..."

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