knicker

noun

knick·​er
-kə(r)
plural -s
often attributive
1
knickers plural : knickerbockers
2
knickers plural : pants for women or girls: such as
a
: bloomers with fullness gathered on a band at the knee
b
chiefly British : underpants
c
: sport or leisure pants similar in design to knickerbockers

Word History

Etymology

short for knickerbocker

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“Knicker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knicker. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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