A genericized form of Knickerbocker Glory, attested from the 1930s.
knickerbocker glory (plural knickerbocker glories)
- (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.