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EtymologyEdit

From the verb knock +‎ -er, an agentive suffix. The slang term for breasts is attested since the 1940s. For fuller etymology see knock.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

knockers

  1. plural of knocker

NounEdit

knockers pl (plural only)

  1. (slang) A woman's breasts.
    • 1950, Richard Mealand, The First Person, page 116:
      [] from the Rev. Mr. Cannaday, “who winks at you to show that he’s one of the boys,” to the thrice-married Norma Norbridge, “who leans on her knockers instead of her elbows when she sits at a table.”
    • 1984, Sharon Berman, With a Face Like Mine, page 35:
      I bet her knockers are bigger than any girl in our grade, whaddya think?

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