from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Men's or boys' baggy knee trousers, of a type particularly popular in the early 20th century.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The name for a style of short breeches; smallclothes; called also knickers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. trousers ending above the knee
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The little boy in knickerbockers playing with a diabolo on page 103 is a perfect period piece.
He was an extremely picturesque gardener, dressed in knickerbockers and leather gaiters, with a touch of red in his waistcoat, and a cardigan jacket and a cap on the side of his head.
Across from Miss Hazel sat her brother in knickerbockers, his Alpine stock at his elbow and also his fan.
Old-fashioned long stockings with colorful stripes were called knickerbockers, and that’s how this parfait got its name.
A perfect mob of street urchins, loafers, shop-men and bar-keepers who could spare a bit of time, lined up in front of the Palace Hotel and watched the plaid-coated, gray-capped visitors in short knickerbockers and golf stockings puff their pipes around the bar and call for "Porter and h'ale, 'alf and
However, many women now affect "knickerbockers" and vice versa.
Stripped of all apologetic circumlocution, "knickerbockers" are simply loose, easy trousers, above which is worn a becoming blouse waist, and thus attired, the belles of New
Emil had come to the lake directly from university, wearing a pair of plus-four knickerbockers with boots and a belted, one-button coat with large patch pockets.
A middle ground was reached, though Americans continued to play coatless, with a pair of tweed knickerbockers, golf coat with pleats to allow movement, and a tweed cap.
Co-owner Chris Puttnam said the fabric makes for dapper clothes that aren't as precious as the knickerbockers that have had a resurgence lately among English cyclists.