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  • Knacker — Sm (meist alter Knacker alter Mann, Geizhals ) erw. stil. phras. (20. Jh.) Stammwort. Benennungsmotiv unklar. Vielleicht bei dem man die Knochen knacken hört , also eine vulgäre Bezeichnung im Sinne von Skelett . Vgl. Kracke. deutsch d …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • knacker — (v.) usually in past tense, knackered, to kill, castrate (1855), but most often used in weakened sense of to tire out (1883); apparently from knacker (n.) worn out or useless horse, 1812, of unknown origin; possibly from a dialectal survival of a …   Etymology dictionary

  • knacker — Brit. ► NOUN 1) a person who disposes of dead or unwanted animals. 2) (knackers) vulgar slang testicles. ► VERB informal ▪ exhaust; wear out. DERIVATIVES knackered adjective. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • Knacker — Knack er, n. 1. One who makes knickknacks, toys, etc. Mortimer. [1913 Webster] 2. One of two or more pieces of bone or wood held loosely between the fingers, and struck together by moving the hand; called also {clapper}. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knacker — Knack er, n. [Cf. Icel. hnakkr a saddle.] 1. a harness maker. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 2. One who slaughters worn out horses and sells their flesh for dog s meat. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knacker — Knacker,der:1.⇨Greis–2.alterK.:⇨Greis …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • knacker — [nak′ər] n. [Early ModE, harness maker < ON hnakker, saddle, neck, akin to OE hnecca,NECK] Brit. 1. a person who buys and slaughters worn out horses and sells their flesh as dog s meat, etc. 2. a person who buys and wrecks old houses, etc. and …   English World dictionary

  • Knacker — A knacker is a person in the trade of rendering animals that are unfit for human consumption, such as horses that can no longer work. [ [http://knackerman.com/ What is a Knackerman] knackerman.com, undated (accessed 18 February,2007)] This leads… …   Wikipedia

  • knacker — knack|er [ˈnækə US ər] v [T] BrE spoken informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: knacker horse killer ; KNACKERS YARD] 1.) to become extremely tired = ↑exhaust knacker yourself (out) ▪ Slow down you ll knacker yourself out! 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knacker — also knacker out verb (T) BrE spoken 1 to become extremely tired: knacker yourself out: Slow down you ll knacker yourself out! 2 knacker your elbow/hand etc to hurt your elbow etc so that you cannot use it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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