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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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Keeping fake or objectionable merchandise off the sites third-party marketplaces is a long-standing issue, and toy sellers post warnings to beware of knockoffs, particularly with in-demand toys.
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Along with the media exposure on awards shows and the clothes worn by celebrities, clothing designers today have to be careful of companies creating knockoffs as soon as the first photos hit the Internet.
Editor's note: This letter is in response to an opinion column titled "In Praise of Knockoffs.
Many mainline Muslims, who choose to say very little about these Muslim knockoffs, are indicating a tacit approval of such actions.
Selling knockoffs is selling knockoffs," the judge decreed, "regardless of who suggested you sell them, regardless of how many other infringing products you decide not to sell, and regardless of how much of a hassle it is to comply with the law.
Its acting under-secretary Ahmed Bubshait said knockoffs were already included under the trademarks law currently being implemented.
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military defense contracts with defective knockoffs rather than government- specified parts for Army aircraft and ground vehicles.
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Ltd, told just-style: "Fewer and fewer manufacturers are making knockoffs after a nationwide clean in the industry by the government.