Definitions

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  • n. A pair of straps or pieces of string tied around the leg below the knee to raise trousers above the level of farmyard dirt.
  • n. The same to prevent the ingress of dust and vermin up the trouser leg.
  • n. A simpleton or country yokel.

Etymologies

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From knickerbockers (due to the shape that the trouser legs adopt) + taum (a cord).

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