- short, loose trousers gathered at, or just below, the knees
- Chiefly Brit. a bloomerlike undergarment worn by women or girls
- Brit. panties
Origin of knickerscontr. from Knickerbocker
- a. Long bloomers formerly worn as underwear by women and girls.b. Chiefly British Panties.
- Full breeches gathered and banded just below the knee.
Origin of knickersShort for knickerbockers
- A mild exclamation of annoyance.
Short for knickerbockers.