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knick·ers

 (nĭk′ərz)
pl.n.
1.
a. Long bloomers formerly worn as underwear by women and girls.
b. Chiefly British Panties.
2. Full breeches gathered and banded just below the knee.

[Short for knickerbockers.]
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knickers

(ˈnɪkəz)
pl n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) an undergarment for women covering the lower trunk and sometimes the thighs and having separate legs or leg-holes
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a US variant of knickerbockers
3. get one's knickers in a twist slang to become agitated, flustered, or upset
[C19: contraction of knickerbockers]
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knick•ers

(ˈnɪk ərz)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. loose-fitting short trousers gathered in at the knees.
2. Brit. women's underpants.
Idioms:
get one's knickers in a twist, Brit. Slang. to get flustered or agitated.
[1880–85; shortened form of knickerbockers, pl. of knickerbocker, special use of Knickerbocker]
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knickers

panties
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Knickers

1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Knickers - trousers ending above the kneeknickers - 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
2.Knickers - underpants worn by womenknickers - underpants worn by women; "she was afraid that her bloomers might have been showing"
underpants - an undergarment that covers the body from the waist no further than to the thighs; usually worn next to the skin
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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knickers

plural noun underwear, smalls, briefs, drawers, panties, bloomers She bought Ann two bras and six pairs of knickers.
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Translations
بَنْطَلون قَصير نِسائيمَلابِسٌ دَاخِلِيَّةٌ
kalhotky
trusserunderbukser
naisten alushousut
gaćice
nærbuxur kvenna
ショーツ
니커스
biksītes
ženske spodnjice
underbyxor
กางเกงในสตรี
kadın külodukülot
quần lót

knickers

[ˈnɪkəz] NPL
1. (Brit) → bragas fpl, calzones mpl (LAm)
knickers to you!¡vete a al porra!, ¡vete a tomar por saco! (Sp)
to get one's knickers in a twistponerse nervioso
2. (archaic) = knickerbockers
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knickers

[ˈnɪkərz] npl (British)
(= one pair) → culotte f (de femme)
a pair of knickers → une culotte
a display of bras and knickers → un étalage de soutiens-gorges et de culottes
to get one's knickers in a twist (= get agitated) → être dans tous ses états
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

knickers

pl
(Brit) → Schlüpfer m; to get one’s knickers in a twist (over something) (inf)sich (dat)(wegen etw) ins Hemd machen (sl); don’t get your knickers in a twist! (inf)dreh nicht gleich durch! (inf); knickers to you! (inf: = rubbish) → Quatsch! (inf)
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knickers

[ˈnɪkəz] npl (Brit) → slip m inv (da donna), mutandine fpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

knickers

(ˈnikəz) noun plural
women's and girls' pants, especially if loose-fitting and gathered in at the thigh.
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Knickers

مَلابِسٌ دَاخِلِيَّةٌ kalhotky trusser Schlüpfer κιλότα bragas, calzones naisten alushousut culotte gaćice mutande ショーツ 니커스 onderbroek (lange) truser majtki calcinha, cuecas трусики underbyxor กางเกงในสตรี külot quần lót 短裤
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