Knocker - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈnɑːkər|  American pronunciation of the word knocker
Brit.  |ˈnɒkə|  British pronunciation of the word knocker

noun

- (Yiddish) a big shot who knows it and acts that way; a boastful immoderate person
- a person who knocks (as seeking to gain admittance)

open the door and see who the knocker is

- one who disparages or belittles the worth of something (syn: depreciator, detractor, disparager)
- either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman (syn: boob, bosom, breast, tit, titty)
- a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door (syn: doorknocker, rapper)

Examples

...the secretary of defense needs supporters, not knockers, to get through this crisis...

Today the "knockers" seem to delight in slamming anything British.

open the door and see who the knocker is

the salesman pounded the door knocker

the knocker thudded against the front door

Word forms

noun
singular: knocker
plural: knockers
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