knickerbockers

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Etymology[edit]

From the short breeches worn by Diedrich Knickerbocker in George Cruikshank's illustrations of Washington Irving's 1809 A History of New York.

Noun[edit]

knickerbockers (plural only)

  1. Men's or boys' baggy knee trousers, of a type particularly popular in the early 20th century.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /(k)ni.kœʁ.bɔ.kœʁ/

Noun[edit]

knickerbockers m pl (usually plurale tantum; singular knickerbocker)

  1. knickerbockers
    Il est venu en knickerbockers.

Usage notes[edit]

The singular form knickerbocker is just another spelling for the plural form which may refer to one or more pair of trousers.

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