knickerbocker

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NounEdit

knickerbocker (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, used attributively as a modifier) Of or relating to knickerbockers.
    • 1892, The Twentieth Century
      ...with a rudimentary beard to set it off, a dirty shirt, a rifle, a coat over my arm, and half a grouse in my knickerbocker pocket.
    • 1905, Daniel Leavens Cady, Stray Breaths of North East Song
      His knickerbocker days are gone, / His last long stockings laid away: / My baby has his trousers on, — / My boy becomes a man to-day.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /(k)ni.kœʁ.bɔ.kœʁ/

NounEdit

knickerbocker m (plural knickerbockers)

  1. Alternative spelling of knickerbockers.
Last modified on 17 August 2013, at 07:19