Definition of Knickers

1. Noun. Trousers ending above the knee.

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

2. Noun. Underpants worn by women. "She was afraid that her bloomers might have been showing"
Exact synonyms: Bloomers, Drawers, Pants
Generic synonyms: Underpants
Language type: Plural, Plural Form

Definition of Knickers

1. Noun. (context: colloquial now US rare) Knickerbockers. ¹

2. Noun. (UK NZ) Women's underpants. ¹

3. Interjection. A mild exclamation of annoyance. ¹

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Definition of Knickers

1. loose-fitting pants gathered at the knee [n]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knickers

knew someone in the biblical sense
knick points
knickerbocker glories
knickerbocker glory
knickers (current term)
knife-rest crystal
knife and fork
knife blade
knife edge
knife fight
knife needle

Literary usage of Knickers

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Black's Guide to Ireland by R. T. Lang, Adam and Charles Black (Firm) (1902)
"The appearance is much smarter in the patent knickers than in the old make, and, when a double seat is introduced, they look neater and show no patch. ..."

2. Scenes from the Great Novelists: Adapted and Arranged for Amateur Performance by Elsie Fogerty (1889)
"L,ittle holland smock with white knickers reaching to the ankle, ... Tunic with leather belt reaching to knee, short dark knickers to knee, and long white ..."

3. Scenes from the Great Novelists Adapted and Arranged for Amateur Performance by Elsie Fogerty (1906)
"little holland smock with white knickers reaching to the ankle, ... Scarlet wool cuffs, knickers, white socks, shoes without straps or buckles. MARTHA. ..."

4. Woman and Womanhood: A Search for Principles by Caleb Williams Saleeby (1911)
"The tunic and knickers may be made of blue serge, and, if a blouse is ... The knickers, with their detachable washing linen, should replace all petticoats. ..."

5. The Windsor Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly for Men and Women (1895)
"When the knickers wear through have them re-seated, but do not carry this additional seating about all the time. A coat and a very thin waistcoat make ..."

6. The Management of Lateral Curvature of the Spine, Stooping, and the by Eldred Noble Smith (1904)
"knickers ' and stockings are excellent for girls as well as for boys, and both can be kept up in the manner above described, ie the stockings by the ..."

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