Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Long bloomers formerly worn as underwear by women and girls.
  • noun plural Chiefly British Panties.
  • noun plural Full breeches gathered and banded just below the knee.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A contraction of knickerbockers. Also used adjectively, in the form knicker: as, a knicker suit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural The name for a style of loose-fitting short trousers, gathered in and ending at the knees; smallclothes; called also knickerbockers.
  • noun plural British Underpants, especially of women; panties.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun colloquial, rare Knickerbockers.
  • noun UK, New Zealand Women's underpants.
  • interjection A mild exclamation of annoyance.

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

  • noun trousers ending above the knee
  • noun underpants worn by women

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for knickerbockers.]

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Short for knickerbockers.

Examples

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  • I love British words.

    February 8, 2007

  • As in "Don't get your knickers in a twist".

    April 1, 2007

  • Undies!

    October 9, 2008