Knickerbocker meaning

nĭk'ər-bŏk'ər
Full breeches gathered and banded just below the knee; knickers.
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A descendant of the Dutch settlers of New York.
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A native or inhabitant of New York.
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A descendant of the early Dutch settlers of New York.
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Any New Yorker.
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Knickers, as those worn by Dutch settlers of New York.
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1905, Daniel Leavens Cady, Stray Breaths of North East Song.

His knickerbocker days are gone, / His last long stockings laid away: / My baby has his trousers on, — / My boy becomes a man to-day.

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Origin of knickerbocker

After Diedrich Knickerbocker , fictitious author of History of New York by Washington Irving