from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Long bloomers formerly worn as underwear by women and girls.
- n.pl. Chiefly British Panties.
- n.pl. Full breeches gathered and banded just below the knee.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Knickerbockers.
- n. Women's underpants.
- interj. A mild exclamation of annoyance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The name for a style of loose-fitting short trousers, gathered in and ending at the knees; smallclothes; called also knickerbockers.
- n.pl. Underpants, especially of women; panties.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A contraction of knickerbockers. Also used adjectively, in the form knicker: as, a knicker suit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. trousers ending above the knee
- n. underpants worn by women
Happy to see the tradition of Hannah Spearrit in her knickers is being continued. #primeval The Egyptian stuff ... wince.
PS I had a look for a picture of aman in knickers by way of humour. .yeeeesh, Bough was clearly not alone in his peculiar predelictions.
In Britan (& Ireland) knickers is used as a term for everyday underwear (i.e. cotton etc) while French Knickers denotes a totally unique style, shape and allusion.
I agree that anyone who used the term underpants to describe french knickers is not portraying your “voice” properly to the average american.
Though I don't quote lyrics in this chapter, the song they dance to in their knickers is called Sway and it's the Julie London version.
Would it be fair to say she is a pig in knickers?? on December 21, 2007 at 3: 24 pm | Reply Stocking
I think that buying coloured knickers is perhaps a metaphor for my larger state of mind at the moment.
For his final event, Lodwick competed in knickers, a Norwegian ski club sweater and a necktie.
On these journeys, it was his custom to dress in knickers or shorts and to go into remote villages and other places not usually touched by people on a grand tour.
On being paparazzied: "I don't want to fall over; I just want to get to my car, because if I fall over, someone's going to shove a camera lens up my skirt and get a picture of my knickers, which is kind of not cool."