knickerbockers
knickers knick"ers, n. pl. 1. The name for a style of loose-fitting short trousers, gathered in and ending at the knees; smallclothes; called also {knickerbockers}.

Syn: breeches, knee breeches, knee pants, knickerbockers. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. Underpants, especially of women; panties. [British]

Syn: bloomers, pants, drawers. [PJC + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • knickerbockers — [ knikɛrbɔkɛrs; nikɶrbɔkɶr ] n. m. pl. • 1884; knicker bockers 1863; mot angl., nom d un héros de W. Irving ♦ Anciennt Culotte de golf, souvent en tweed, portée aussi à la ville. Mod. Culotte utilisée pour le ski de fond, l alpinisme. Abrév.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • knickerbockers — /nikerˈbɔkers, ingl. ˈnɪkəˌbHkəz/ [vc. ingl., dal n. (D. Knickerbockers) dello pseudoautore della «Storia di New York» di W. Irving, libro illustrato con disegni di olandesi immigrati a New York, che indossavano tale tipo di calzoni] s. m. pl. 1 …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Knickerbockers — Knick er*bock ers, n. pl. The name for a style of short breeches; smallclothes; called also {knickers}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knickerbockers — Knị|cker|bo|ckers 〈a. [nı̣k ] Pl.〉 Hose, deren Beine unter den Knien mit Schnallen geschlossen werden [<engl. knickerbockers; nach einem von W. Irving in seinem Roman „History of New York“ (1809) erfundenen Ureinwohner D. Knickerbocker; er… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Knickerbockers — Knị|cker|bo|ckers 〈a. [nı̣kə(r) ] Pl.〉 weite Hose mit Überfall, deren Beine unter den Knien mit Schnallen geschlossen werden [Etym.: <engl. knickerbockers; nach einem von W. Irving in seinem Roman »History of New York« (1809) erfundenen… …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • knickerbockers — See Knickerbocker. * * * ➡ Knickerbocker * * * …   Universalium

  • knickerbockers — noun Mens or boys baggy knee trousers, of a type particularly popular in the early 20th century …   Wiktionary

  • Knickerbockers — прозвище жителей Нью Йорка …   Словарь топонимов США

  • knickerbockers — {{hw}}{{knickerbockers}}{{/hw}}s. m. pl. 1 Calzoni corti alla zuava. 2 Calzettoni alti con disegno a quadri …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • knickerbockers — knick|er|bock|ers [ˈnıkəˌbɔkəz US ˈnıkərˌba:kərz] n [plural] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Diedrich Knickerbocker, name invented by Washington Irving for the supposed writer of his History of New York (1809), who is shown in the book wearing such… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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