knickerbocker

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noun knick·er·bock·er \ˈni-kə(r)-ˌbä-kər\

Definition of knickerbocker

  1. 1 capitalized :  a descendant of the early Dutch settlers of New York; broadly :  a native or resident of the city or state of New York —used as a nickname

  2. 2 knickerbockers plural :  knickers

Origin and Etymology of knickerbocker

Diedrich Knickerbocker, fictitious author of History of New York (1809) by Washington Irving


First Known Use: 1820

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