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Re: Knock off

Posted by Bob on June 18, 2005

In Reply to: Knock off posted by Kevin Holton on June 18, 2005

: To my understanding, an alternate meaning for the phrase "knock off" is "a cheap imitation". At least this is how the phrase is used to describe the imitation high priced items, such as hand bags, sold on the streets of Manhattan, especially on Canal Street. Are there others who share my understanding?

Knock off is the verb; knockoff is the noun. And the dictionary shares your understanding.