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  • adjective obsolete Wearing knickerbockers.
  • adjective UK Wearing knickers; pantied.


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knicker +‎ -ed


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  • The Christian Dior Fall-Winter 2011 collection reflected ultra-feminine, flirty styles from the early 20th century - and seemed primed for flappers, knickered ruffians, and ladies in their boudoirs, writes the Journal's Christina Binkley.

    Dior's Fall/Winter Collection Survives Galliano Fracas 2011

  • At the Stockbroking firm where I worked, many years ago, a Senior Secretary got absolutely "ratted" at the Xmas party and was unceremoniously de-knickered and, dare I say it, "bonked" on the Senior Partner ` s magnificent, leather topped mahogony desk.

    The Ghost Of Christmas Past (2004 in fact) Newmania 2007

  • Also in the 1960s, he trotted out knickered suits and rugged safari jackets -- looks imbued with a no-nonsense confidence that gave women a jauntiness that frothy frocks couldn't.

    Yves Saint Laurent's Confidence 2008

  • But the impression on our minds was extraordinary; the sight of that picket at the ford, and those ardent, happy faces whirls in my head; the old aboriginal awoke in both of us and knickered like a stallion.

    Vailima Letters 2005

  • And with a loose-knickered mum, who's flitted from man to man since the boy was born.

    With No One as Witness George, Elizabeth 2005

  • Edged metal knickered about, but mindlessly: nothing came back to attack again.

    A Fire Upon the Deep Vinge, Vernor 1992

  • He marked my promotion by giving me a copy of a Victorian cartoon from Punch magazine, which showed John Bull carrying a frilly-knickered woman across his shoulder towards the Speaker's chair.

    Betty Bothroyd The Autobiography Bothroyd, Betty 1988

  • Frost became engrossed in a paperback whose cover depicted a large, leather-knickered, bare-chested Amazon thrashing the posterior of a buxom, bare-buttocked blonde.

    Frost at Christmas Wingfield, R. D. 1984

  • George stood in a teapot attitude: one hand in his jacket pocket, the other on the back of a chair; one neatly knickered leg straight, one bent.

    Scales of Justice Marsh, Ngaio, 1895-1982 1955

  • Felicity, busy at the mirror, turned an instant to follow with a dispassionate eye the slight, knickered figure crossing the room.

    Winner Take All Larry Evans


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