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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).
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or knock′-off`,

an unauthorized, cheap copy of something, esp. fashion clothing.
[1965–70, Amer.]
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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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If you've ever been to New York's Chinatown, Los Angeles' Santee Alleyor Hong Kong's Gage Street, you know what draws the crowds: the chance to snag knockoff Jimmy Chu shoes, a Rolex watch or a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses for a fraction of the retail price.
Our 'godlike' approach to them, pampering them with royal-like perks that include adding the 'Honorable' title - a temporary knockoff of the British royal knighthood - enflames their blazing egos even more.
Once the world's predominant shipping lenders, most German banks have abandoned ship finance as they've written off tens of billions of nonperforming loans to cope with around $100 billion in toxic debt and sold scores of vessels to foreign owners at knockoff prices.
"Knockoff products can pose health and safety threats, damage reputable brands, and those who sell them frequently cheat the public by evading taxes," Singas said in a statement.
About a year ago, my wife bought several economical replacement knockoff chargers for her employees' Mac laptops, the cords of which their cats had found delicious.
The execution, however, is more punishment than positive, as if Sonic has been confiscated and replaced with a cheap knockoff.
tended to appear as a knockoff of the Nazi swastika.
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KUWAIT, April 9 (KUNA) -- An Arab expat was arrested for the possession of nearly half a million knockoff or counterfeit medical pills whose use may cause death, said a press statement by the Ministry of Interior on Saturday.
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In addition, retailer inventory of the knockoff lip balms will be sold off or destroyed within several months.
NEW YORK -- Eos Products LLC has reached a settlement that stops a private label manufacturer and its components supplier from selling knockoff versions of its egg-shape lip balm.