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shock +‎ -er

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shocker (plural shockers)

  1. (colloquial) One who or that which shocks or startles.
    The election results were a real shocker.
  2. A device for giving electric shocks.
    • 2004, Nintendo EAD, Pikmin 2, Nintendo (Treasure Hoard: Shock Therapist):
      Olimar: 'This shocker was one of several weapons wielded by the nightmarish titan dweevil. It allowed the creature to smite Pikmin with zaps of lightning!'
    • 2007, David W. Thompson, A Stranger's Journey, page 87:
      Recently, the family decided that some obedience training would be of great value. The cost of doggie school being what it is, my daughter opted to purchase a shocker collar instead.
  3. (colloquial) Something done really badly.
    My performance today was an absolute shocker, I just wasn't feeling it.
  4. (agriculture, rare) Synonym of stooker.
    • 1923, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Experiment Stations, “Rural engineering”, in Experiment Station Record[1], volume 48, page 186:
      The mechanical shocker is attached to the ordinary binder by two tubular stays, the more important one passing from about the center of the bull wheel and supporting a chain and sprocket wheel which transmit the drive to the shocker.
  5. (slang, vulgar, colloquial) A particular hand gesture with a sexual connotation.
  6. (slang, vulgar, colloquial) Sexual act related to the shocker hand gesture: two in the pink, one in the stink.
 Shocker (hand gesture) on Wikipedia

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