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knickers pl (plural only)
- (colloquial, now US, rare) Knickerbockers.
- 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary, Vintage, published 1993, page 29:
- Students in the University were not permitted to keep cars, and the men – hatless, in knickers and bright pull-overs – looked down upon the town boys who wore hats cupped rigidly upon pomaded heads […] .
- 1946, Mezz Mezzrow; Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues, Payback Press, published 1999, page 77:
- He was a student at Notre Dame, a robust Joe-College kind of kid, husky and tall and always dressed in plus-four knickers.
- (Britain, New Zealand) Women's underpants.
- 2010 April 24, Sali Hughes, “Calendar girls galore”, in The Guardian:
- The debate here is not over whether raising £26,000 (and counting) for our troops is a wonderful thing – it unarguably is – but over whether, whenever times are tough and money must be found, our default reaction as women should be to take off our knickers to help out?
- For attributive usage of sense 2 see knicker.
knickerbockers — see knickerbockers
woman's panties — See also translations at panties
- A mild exclamation of annoyance.
a mild exclamation of annoyance
- knicker m sg
knickers m pl (plural only)
- The singular form knicker, unlike the plural form, may only refer to one pair of trousers.