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Noun knickerbockers has 1 sense
  1. breeches, knee breeches, knee pants, knickerbockers, knickers - trousers ending above the knee
    --1 is a kind of trousers, pants
    --1 has parts: codpiece
    --1 has particulars: britches; buckskins; plus fours; trunk hose

Definitions from the Web



Knickerbockers refers to a style of pants that were popular in the early 19th century. They are characterized by a loose fit that extends till the knee or just below it, where they are gathered by a band. Originally, knickerbockers were worn for sports and outdoor activities, but they eventually became a fashionable garment for adults as well.


  • 1. I wore a pair of knickerbockers for our hiking trip in the mountains.
  • 2. In the 1800s, men and boys often wore knickerbockers when playing cricket.
  • 3. The fashion-forward woman showed up at the party wearing high-heeled shoes and knickerbockers.
  • 4. As Halloween approached, the children excitedly picked out their knickerbockers to complete their pirate costumes.

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