Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that startles, shocks, or horrifies, as a sensational story or novel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Agent noun of shock: one who shocks; a person or thing that shocks or startles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who shocks; specifically, a bad character.
  • n. That which shocks; specifically, a vulgarly exciting tale or description. Compare penny dreadful, under dreadful, n.
  • n. A machine for shocking corn: same as ricker.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a shockingly bad person
  • n. a sensational message (in a film or play or novel)

Etymologies

to shock + -er (Wiktionary)

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