knickerbocker glory

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Etymology[edit]

A genericized form of Knickerbocker Glory, attested from the 1930s.

Noun[edit]

knickerbocker glory (plural knickerbocker glories)

  1. (UK) An elaborately-layered ice cream sundae served in a tall glass.
    • 1996, Caroline Liddell, Frozen Desserts: The Definitive Guide, Glossary, 29
      Knickerbocker Glory An English sundae, imported from the United States, that has become known as the ultimate example of the sundae-makers' art.
    • 1997, J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter Two:
      They ate in the zoo restaurant and when Dudley had a tantrum because his knickerbocker glory wasn't big enough, Uncle Vernon bought him another one and Harry was allowed to finish the first.