from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A descendant of the Dutch settlers of New York.
- n. A native or inhabitant of New York.
- n. Full breeches gathered and banded just below the knee; knickers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A linsey-woolsey fabric having a rough knotted surface on the right side; used for women's dresses.
- proper n. A descendent of the early Dutch colonists of the New York City area; -- used mostly as a nickname for an inhabitant of New York state or especially New York City.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A descendant of the Dutch settlers of New Netherlands.
- n. [lowercase] A stout fabric of wool and linen having a rough or knotted surface, used for women's dresses.
- n. [lowercase] plural Loosely fitting knee-breeches resembling those represented as worn by the Dutch in the seventeenth century; by extension, the whole dress of the lower limbs of which those knee-breeches form part, including the long stocking worn with them; also, the whole costume. Knickerbockers are worn by young boys, and also by sportsmen, by bicyclers, and sometimes by travelers.
- Pertaining to or regarded as characteristic of the original Dutch settlers in New York, or their descendants.
The site is called Knickerbocker, which is also the name of the consulting firm run by Josh Isay, who should be flattered.
Of Ridgewood Bushwick's three awards, the largest was for $470,806 to build an affordable housing complex called Knickerbocker Commons in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.
With its use of rum, liqueurs and syrup, Wondrich calls the Knickerbocker "the spiritual progenitor of the Tiki drink."
Streets called Knickerbocker and school bus drivers that think they're Schumacher on a qualifying lap at the Monaco GP...
Rip Van Winkle, for example, is oft referred to as a Knickerbocker tale.
Where the Avenue and Thirty-fourth Street cross stands the building popularly known as the Knickerbocker Trust Company.
Fifth Avenue and Thirty-fourth Street is likely to be known and referred to as the Knickerbocker Trust for a long time to come.
Philadelphia, had its important group of writers called the Knickerbocker
The very word Knickerbocker is one evidence of the vitality of Irving's happy imaginings.
The Knickerbocker was a new (built in 1917) movie theater, with a big flat roof.