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See also: Knicks



Abbreviation of knickers.


knicks pl (plural only)

  1. (Britain, colloquial) Knickers.
    • 2003, "The Greenham Common girl done good", The Times, 9 Feb 2003:
      “People never notice you when you are looking half- decent. During the sales I was in a communal changing room and was stripped down to my knicks — and not my best car accident knickers either — when a woman said, ‘Aren’t you that woman off the telly?’ and everyone stared.”
    • 2009, Miranda Sawyer, "Everything that you think is weird is normal to me", The Observer, 5 Jul 2009:
      Despite all the attention focused on Beth, when Gossip performs, they are without doubt a band: Nathan and Hannah Billie, the drummer, being just as cartoon charismatic as Beth herself, though perhaps less likely to strip to their knicks and dive-bomb the crowd.
  2. (cycling) Lycra pants (usually short) used by cyclists.