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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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ABU DHABI: An Indian engineer in Abu Dhabi had a worse E-shopping experience when he received a used knockoff phone instead of the brand new Samsung Galaxy he had ordered from an online shopping portal.
If the United States does not take action relative to this problem, those misguided persons who have left the United State to join ISIS and the other knockoff Muslims will be allowed to return and work within to destroy it.
Last week was an interesting time frame with the arrival of a new device, accidental confirmation of an anticipated product and a knockoff, which is way cheaper than the original product.
are likely to get ripped off this year by counterfeit and knockoff prom dress websites.
He went on to say that the best way to combat the sale of pirated and knockoff versions of Microsoft products was to first encourage innovation, saying that research and development in Egypt was particularly lacking in this field.
Nuevo sells its knockoff furniture items, directly or indirectly, to retailers who sell the knockoff furniture to consumers, sometimes in connection with the Eames trademark," the suit claims, at substantially less prices.
The two set to dispute favouritism, Drumlister and Definite Knockoff, clash again after they filled the first two places in a decent and possibly superior handicap at Killarney on Saturday.
London, July 27 ( ANI ): After one of Egypt's Olympic swimmers admitted that the team was given knockoff Nike gear from China to compete in, the sports brand has issued a severe warning to that country's Olympic body to take all possible steps to safeguard and protect the sport brand's name and reputation.
The indictment accuses Bettencourt of masterminding the scheme to defraud the government and directing his employees to work with companies that manufactured the knockoff parts.
It's attracting thousands of counterfeit and knockoff products.
The special tools and machinery may be yours, and you should try to get them back (to make it tougher for knockoff production), but don't plan on using it here The machinery will never meet our standards, and it will probably be severely damaged, like the tooling.
Industry watchers believe the new guidance on mobile phone is produced to address mainland China's knockoff phones, which are mostly outfitted with MediaTek's chipsets and firmware.