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What are knockers slang?

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Asked by: Stacey Rios

(slang, usually in the plural) A woman’s breasts.

What does knockers mean in the UK?

UK informal disapproving. a person who is always criticizing someone or something. SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases. Disapproving & criticizing.

What are door knockers slang?

noun. a stupid person. There’s a couple of doorknockers at this party.

What does very big knockers mean?

one who disparages or belittles the worth of something. synonyms: depreciator, detractor, disparager. types: backbiter, defamer, libeler, maligner, slanderer, traducer, vilifier. one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel. hatemonger.

Where does the term knockers come from?

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

What is a knocker woman?

noun. 1. 3. (vulgar slang) A woman’s breasts. noun.

What is knickers slang for?

Knickers most commonly refers to women’s underwear. Knickers is primarily used in the U.K., where it may sound a little old-fashioned or childish—a lot of British people think of knickers as what grandmothers and little girls wear (as opposed to underwear).

Are knockers goblins?

Although the creatures are described as spirits when the tales were brought over to North America the knockers became more like ghosts in the American miner stories. The knockers are also invisible they can only be heard and are rarely seen. But when they make themselves noticed they appear in the form of a goblin.

What did Tommyknockers do?

Most reports suggest that they are mischievous. They would hide tools, take a bite out of someone’s snap and extinguish lights. Some believed they would lead to rich seams. Another idea was that they were the spirits of former miners watching over and protecting those who still worked in the mines.

Why were Tommyknockers called?

Many miners believe that the knocks come from tommyknockers, who are said to be small men who wear mining outfits. They are believed to be the spirits of deceased miners who are there to help their fellow miners but they can also be very mischievous if disrespected.