Definition of Knickerbockers

1. Noun. Trousers ending above the knee.

Exact synonyms: Breeches, Knee Breeches, Knee Pants, Knickers
Specialized synonyms: Britches, Buckskins, Plus Fours, Trunk Hose
Terms within: Codpiece
Generic synonyms: Pant, Trouser
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



Definition of Knickerbockers

1. n. pl. The name for a style of short breeches; smallclothes.

Definition of Knickerbockers

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Knickerbockers

1. knickerbocker [n] - See also: knickerbocker

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knickerbockers

knessets
knevell
knevelled
knevells
knew
knew someone in the biblical sense
knewest
kneweth
knick-knack
knick-knacks
knick points
knicker
knickerbocker
knickerbocker glories
knickerbocker glory
knickerbockers (current term)
knickered
knickerless
knickerlessness
knickers
knickknack
knickknackatory
knickknackery
knickknacks
knicks
knife
knife-edge
knife-handle
knife-rest crystal
knife and fork

Literary usage of Knickerbockers

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1. The Book of American Pastimes: Containing a History of the Principal Base by Charles A. Peverelly (1866)
"29; knickerbockers, 25. July 25.—A friendly game with the Excelsiors at ... Excelsiors, 60; knickerbockers, 45. August 17.—Played with the New York Club, ..."

2. The New York of the Novelists by Arthur Bartlett Maurice (1917)
"... when he wrote the charming and whimsical The Last of the knickerbockers, and the tale revolves intimately about the streets adjacent to Washington ..."

3. The Young Lady's Book: A Manual of Amusements, Exercises, Studies, and Pursuits by Matilda Anne Planche Mackarness (1888)
"BOVS' knickerbockers. A dark blue serge, black velvet, or, if in summer, holland, are the best stuffs to make them of. l give a pattern of the ..."

4. A First View of English Literature by William Vaughn Moody, Robert Morss Lovett (1905)
"CHAPTER H NEW YORK AND THE knickerbockers I. INTRODUCTION New York a New Literary Centre.—The two centuries from 1600 to 1800 completed a period of ..."

5. A Brief History of American Literature by William Peterfield Trent (1904)
"CHAPTER V THE MARLY knickerbockers (1809-29) THE year 1809 is famous in American literature because it saw the publication of Irving's Knickerbocker's ..."

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