noun (used with a plural verb)
- a bloomerslike undergarment worn by women.
Origin of knickers
British Dictionary definitions for get one's knickers in a twist
Word Origin for knickers
Word Origin and History for get one's knickers in a twist
"short, loose-fitting undergarment," now usually for women but not originally so, 1866, shortening of knickerbockers (1859), said to be so called for their resemblance to the trousers of old-time Dutchmen in Cruikshank's illustrations for Washington Irving's "History of New York" (see knickerbocker).