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 (nŏk′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n. Informal
An unauthorized copy or imitation, as of designer clothing: "the place to go for quality knockoffs" (Women's Wear Daily).


or knock′-off`,

an unauthorized, cheap copy of something, esp. fashion clothing.
[1965–70, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knockoff - an unauthorized copy or imitation
copy - a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing; "she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"
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