- a descendant of the Dutch settlers of New York.
- any New Yorker.
Origin of Knickerbocker
Examples from the Web for knickerbocker
On some, on the letterhead, it will say, Dashiell Hammett, Knickerbocker, San Francisco, California.Lost Hammett Stories Discovered
February 16, 2011
The last time he saw her was at lunch at the Knickerbocker Club in September 2001.Is Brooke Astor's Son a Swindler?
Ralph Gardner, Jr.
May 1, 2009
Knickerbocker SKD also happens to have another client—the Rev. Al Sharpton, with whom Kennedy just had a media-event lunch.Unknown Caroline
December 20, 2008
Here was the mythological monster that the Knickerbocker has become.The Paliser case
There was never anything quite like the Knickerbocker, and there never will be again.
The other was an odd mélange, which had appeared in chapters in the Knickerbocker Magazine.
He had read the Knickerbocker, and knew my name well, and took good care of us.
Soon after, Clark republished it in the Knickerbocker, saying that it was evidently by me.
- a descendant of the original Dutch settlers of New York
- an inhabitant of New York
Word Origin and History for knickerbocker
"descendant of Dutch settlers of New York," 1831, from Diedrich Knickerbocker, the name under which Washington Irving published his popular "History of New York" (1809). The pen-name was borrowed from Irving's friend Herman Knickerbocker, and literally means "toy marble-baker."