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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Long bloomers formerly worn as underwear by women and girls.
  • Chiefly British Panties.
  • 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

  • The name for a style of loose-fitting short trousers, gathered in and ending at the knees; smallclothes; called also knickerbockers.
  • 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


Short for knickerbockers.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Short for knickerbockers. (Wiktionary)



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