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knickers

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noun plural knick·ers \ˈni-kərz\

Simple Definition of knickers

  • : loose-fitting pants that reach just below the knee

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of knickers

  1. 1 :  loose-fitting short pants gathered at the knee

  2. 2 chiefly British :  underpants

Origin and Etymology of knickers

short for knickerbockers


First Known Use: 1881



KNICKERS Defined for Kids

knickers

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noun plural knick·ers \ˈni-kərz\

Definition of knickers for Students

  1. :  loose-fitting short pants gathered at the knee




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