knickerbocker

noun knick·er·bock·er \ ˈni-kər-ˌbä-kər , ˈni-kə- \

Definition of knickerbocker

1 knickerbockers play \ˈni-kər-ˌbä-kərz, ˈni-kə-\ plural :knickers
2 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

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Origin and Etymology of knickerbocker

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


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