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  • noun obsolete, used attributively as a modifier Of or relating to knickerbockers.


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  • Normally, Wikipedia explains everything, but I just Wikipedia-ed "knickerbocker," and am still kinda iffy on its actual definition.


  • Sadly, one thing I did learn from "knickerbocker" 's Wikipedia entry is that "Knickerbocker" is the real-live last name of certain Dutch people.


  • Grandad would scout out a cafe serving magical knickerbocker glories, served in tall glasses with special long spoons and paper umbrellas on top.

    Family life

  • Men in knickerbocker breeches, seersucker jackets, one-piece bathing costumes and straw boaters lounged under shady groves with female companions who translated the flapper look through cloche hats, feathered headpieces, drop-waist dresses and strands of pearls.

    A Picnic for Modern Gatsbys

  • If ever a Holland Dutchman stepped out of a Rembrandt frame, Captain Van Horn was that one, despite the fact that he was New York born, as had been his knickerbocker ancestors before him clear back to the time when New York was not New York but New Amsterdam.


  • I reckon knickerbocker glory is going to make a bit of a comeback on restaurant menus.

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  • For pudding we had knickerbocker glories and I got to tell my three children a little of their family history.

    Family life

  • Double cream vanilla is about the best you can buy, but they sell a complete range of ice-creams and sorbets as well as a vast range of sundaes, knickerbocker glories and plain scoops.

    Ten of the best UK ice-cream sellers

  • He was born into one of the most wealthy New York, old knickerbocker, native-stock families.

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  • If you'd normally pick another glass of red or a knickerbocker glory over a dessert wine, that's probably because you haven't tried these

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