Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to shock + -er

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