knockoff knockoff  /ˈnɑ ˌkɔf/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an unauthorized copy or imitation

Usage(s):

  1. Her jersey-and-tweed suits won a cool reception from the press, but soon nearly every knockoff house was competing to turn out the closest replica.
  2. One indulger in Bangkok's knockoff market is reformed after a visit to the Thai capital's Museum of Counterfeit Goods.
  3. Then the little boy--who wore a knockoff New York Yankees cap--went over, dangling by his hands from the top and dropping bravely into waiting arms.

News

  • Handle with care

    There’s something about a red-carpet premiere that makes even the whiffiest cinematic stinkeroo worth attending. In fact, just between us, sometimes I pose for the cameras, buy some Milk Duds and I’m outta there. Many of you have asked, “Ivana, who are those non-stars talking into Bluetooth headsets on the red carpet?” Those brave souls in knockoff Prada are celebrity handlers, tasked with ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "I said, `Holy jeez, talk about Freudian typos,'" Hamill recalled. "Hey, maybe this will sell the novel: `You've seen the knockoff, now try the book.' Who knows?"
    on Aug 29, 2007 By: Pete Hamill Source: Washington Post

  2. "Marcus is a knockoff," Peavy said. "It's going to be Brian times two. It's going to be a treat. But I'm excited about it because both are good ballplayers and help our team win."
    on Feb 16, 2007 By: Jake Peavy Source: SI.com

  3. "From counterfeit medicine and fake automobile parts to pirated movies and knockoff handbags, the ill-effects of intellectual property theft are felt across many sectors of the US economy," Dan Glickman, chairman and CEO of the MPAA, said in a...
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Dan Glickman Source: PC Magazine

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