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They were originally modeled after classic knickerbockers: broad and billowy from the waist to the calf, and then skin tight to the ankle.
This image, of a fair-haired child dressed as a page boy, in cape and knickerbockers, adorns the cover of the American edition of Sebald’s novel.
There was that about him which spoke of knickerbockers and romping childhood laid aside but yesterday.
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First Known Use: 1820See Words from the same year
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