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  • n  an unauthorized copy or imitation

  • It's legit, too, not a knockoff.
  • Created as a network-approved alternative to YouTube's grab bag, Hulu was at first roundly mocked as a ham-fisted corporate knockoff of the grass-roots glory that is YouTube.
  • And then there is the freaky teashop owner, a cameo appearance by Pakistan's very own Dracula, recruited from the cast of the classic 1970s Lahore knockoff.
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  • 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 ...
    June 16, 2013 - Boston Herald

  • Pete Hamill in Washington Post
    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?"
  • Jake Peavy in
    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."
  • Dan Glickman in PC Magazine
    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...

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