Definition of knockoff in English:

Share this entry

knockoff

Pronunciation: /ˈnäkäf/

noun

informal
A copy or imitation, especially of an expensive or designer product: [as modifier]: knockoff merchandise
More example sentences
  • It is an expensive knock-off, but a knock-off all the same.
  • Chinatown has always had illegal vendors who sell knock-offs and kitsch, but in the past year the industry has grown and the vendors are offering more sophisticated counterfeit goods that are in high demand.
  • Once you have identified a work which violates your copyright, what can you do in order to stop the auctions early on and prevent these knock-offs from entering the stream of commerce?

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: knock·off

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.