- Chiefly Brit. a bloomerlike undergarment worn by women or girls
- Brit. panties
Origin: contr. < Knickerbocker
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- 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: Short for knickerbockers.