knickers

plural noun
knick·​ers | \ ˈni-kərz How to pronounce knickers (audio) \

Definition of knickers

1 : loose-fitting short pants gathered at the knee
2 chiefly British : underpants

First Known Use of knickers

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for knickers

short for knickerbockers

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The first known use of knickers was in 1881

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“Knickers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knickers. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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knickers

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English Language Learners Definition of knickers

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

knickers

noun plural
knick·​ers | \ ˈni-kərz How to pronounce knickers (audio) \

Kids Definition of knickers

: loose-fitting short pants gathered at the knee

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