knickerbockers


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Knick·er·bock·er

 (nĭk′ər-bŏk′ər)
n.
1.
a. A descendant of the Dutch settlers of New York.
b. A native or inhabitant of New York.
2. knickerbockers Full breeches gathered and banded just below the knee; knickers.

[After Diedrich Knickerbocker, fictitious author of History of New York by Washington Irving.]

knickerbockers

(ˈnɪkəˌbɒkəz)
pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) baggy breeches fastened with a band at the knee or above the ankle. Also called (US): knickers
[C19: regarded as the traditional dress of the Dutch settlers in America; see Knickerbocker]

knickerbockers

Full pants that are gathered at the knees. knife pleat A very narrow, often permanent, flat pleat in a garment, especially a skirt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knickerbockers - trousers ending above the kneeknickerbockers - trousers ending above the knee  
britches - informal term for breeches
buckskins - breeches made of buckskin
codpiece - (15th-16th century) a flap for the crotch of men's tight-fitting breeches
plus fours - men's baggy knickers hanging below the knees; formerly worn for sports (especially golf)
trouser, pant - (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately; "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"
trunk hose - puffed breeches of the 16th and 17th centuries usually worn over hose
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations
بَنْطَلون قَصير
knæbukser
bikses
golfky
golf pantolonu

knickerbockers

[ˈnɪkəbɒkəz] NPLpantalones mpl cortos (US) → pantalones mpl de golf, pantalones mpl holgados

knickerbockers

plKnickerbocker pl

knickerbockers

[ˈnɪkəˌbɒkəz] nknickerbockers mpl

knickerbockers

(ˈnikəˌbokəz) noun
(American knickers) short trousers that fit tightly just below the knees, used together with knee socks for skiing and hiking.
References in classic literature ?
He was dressed in a cherry-coloured blazer, knickerbockers, red stockings, and bicycle shoes, with a red flannel cap at the back of the head.
Ah, how this brings it all back to me--I see everybody here in knickerbockers and pantalettes," she said, with her trailing slightly foreign accent, her eyes returning to his face.
He was dressed in knickerbockers, with red stockings, which displayed his poor little spindle-shanks; he also wore a brilliant red cravat.
Here and there a well-known actor passed, elaborately unconscious of the attention he excited: sometimes he wore patent leather boots, a coat with an astrakhan collar, and carried a silver-knobbed stick; and sometimes, looking as though he had come from a day's shooting, he strolled in knickerbockers, and ulster of Harris tweed, and a tweed hat on the back of his head.
He was dressed like a gentleman, in Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers, with a cloth cap upon his head.
With a pendulum-like swoop through the crowd, that sent people flying right and left the grapnel came to earth again, tried for and missed a stout gentleman in a blue suit and a straw hat, smacked away a trestle from under a stall of haberdashery, made a cyclist soldier in knickerbockers leap like a chamois, and secured itself uncertainly among the hind-legs of a sheep--which made convulsive, ungenerous efforts to free itself, and was dragged into a position of rest against a stone cross in the middle of the place.