Open main menu

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the short breeches worn by Diedrich Knickerbocker in George Cruikshank's illustrations of Washington Irving's 1809 A History of New York.

NounEdit

knickerbockers pl (plural only)

  1. Men's or boys' baggy knee breeches, of a type particularly popular in the early 20th century.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /(k)ni.kœʁ.bɔ.kœʁ/

NounEdit

knickerbockers m pl (plural only)

  1. knickerbockers
    Il est venu en knickerbockers.
    He came in knickerbockers.

Usage notesEdit

The singular form knickerbocker is just another spelling for the plural form which may refer to one or more pair of trousers.

Further readingEdit