Knickerbocker Knick"er*bock`er, [capitalized] prop. n. [From Diedrich KNickerbocker, the fictional author of The History of New York, in fact written by Washington Irving.] A descendent of the early Dutch colonists of the New York City area; -- used mostly as a nickname for an inhabitant of New York state or especially New York City. [PJC]

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  • Knickerbocker — Knickerbocker, also spelled Knikkerbakker, Knickerbakker, Knickerbacker, is a surname that dates back to the early Dutch colonists in New York. The name translates as marble baker from the Dutch knikker . In 1809, Washington Irving published his… …   Wikipedia

  • Knickerbocker — descendant of Dutch settlers of New York, 1831, from Diedrich Knickerbocker, the name under which Washington Irving published his popular History of New York (1809). The pen name was borrowed from Irving s friend Herman Knickerbocker, and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • knickerbocker — ► NOUN 1) (knickerbockers) loose fitting breeches gathered at the knee or calf. 2) (Knickerbocker) informal a New Yorker. ORIGIN sense 2 derives from Diedrich Knickerbocker, the pretended author of Washington Irving s History of New York (1809);… …   English terms dictionary

  • Knickerbocker — ☆ Knickerbocker [nik′ər bäk΄ər ] n. [after Diedrich Knickerbocker, fictitious Du author of Washington Irving s History of New York (1809)] 1. a descendant of the early Dutch settlers of New York 2. any New Yorker 3. [k ] [pl.] short, loose… …   English World dictionary

  • Knickerbocker — Knick er*bock er, n. A linsey woolsey fabric having a rough knotted surface on the right side; used for women s dresses. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knickerbocker — (engl., spr. nick ), Spitzname der Einwohner von New York, ursprünglich der Holländer, welche die Kolonie gründeten (Washington Irving schrieb seine humoristische Geschichte von New York unter dem Namen Diedrich K.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Knickerbocker — (spr. nicker ), Diedrich, Pseudonym, unter welchem Washington Irving seine »History of New York« (1809) veröffentlichte, danach Spitzname der alten holländ. Bourgeoisie in Neuyork, auch der Neuyorker überhaupt; auch ein dem Linsey woolsey (s.d.)… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Knickerbocker — Männer in Knickerbockern …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Knickerbocker — Kniebundhose; Kniehosen; Kniehose * * * Knị|cker|bo|cker, Knị|cker|bo|ckers [auch: nɪkɐ…] <Pl.> [engl. knickerbockers (Pl.), nach der Romangestalt D. Knickerbocker im Roman »History of New York« von W. Irving (1783–1859), der als… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • knickerbocker — n. 1 (in pl.) loose fitting breeches gathered at the knee or calf. 2 (Knickerbocker) a a New Yorker. b a descendant of the original Dutch settlers in New York. Phrases and idioms: Knickerbocker Glory ice cream served with other ingredients in a… …   Useful english dictionary

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