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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The name for a style of short breeches; smallclothes; called also knickers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. trousers ending above the knee


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  • The little boy in knickerbockers playing with a diabolo on page 103 is a perfect period piece.

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  • He was an extremely picturesque gardener, dressed in knickerbockers and leather gaiters, with a touch of red in his waistcoat, and a cardigan jacket and a cap on the side of his head.

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  • Across from Miss Hazel sat her brother in knickerbockers, his Alpine stock at his elbow and also his fan.

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  • Old-fashioned long stockings with colorful stripes were called knickerbockers, and that’s how this parfait got its name.

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  • A perfect mob of street urchins, loafers, shop-men and bar-keepers who could spare a bit of time, lined up in front of the Palace Hotel and watched the plaid-coated, gray-capped visitors in short knickerbockers and golf stockings puff their pipes around the bar and call for "Porter and h'ale, 'alf and

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  • However, many women now affect "knickerbockers" and vice versa.

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  • Stripped of all apologetic circumlocution, "knickerbockers" are simply loose, easy trousers, above which is worn a becoming blouse waist, and thus attired, the belles of New

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  • Emil had come to the lake directly from university, wearing a pair of plus-four knickerbockers with boots and a belted, one-button coat with large patch pockets.

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  • A middle ground was reached, though Americans continued to play coatless, with a pair of tweed knickerbockers, golf coat with pleats to allow movement, and a tweed cap.

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  • Co-owner Chris Puttnam said the fabric makes for dapper clothes that aren't as precious as the knickerbockers that have had a resurgence lately among English cyclists.

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