Origin of Knickerbocker
Examples from the Web for knickerbocker
On some, on the letterhead, it will say, Dashiell Hammett, Knickerbocker, San Francisco, California.
The last time he saw her was at lunch at the Knickerbocker Club in September 2001.
Knickerbocker SKD also happens to have another client—the Rev. Al Sharpton, with whom Kennedy just had a media-event lunch.
Mr. Knickerbocker was staring about the room, gazing at the women with open effrontery, and a senile leer upon his face.Frenzied Fiction|Stephen Leacock
The "Oregon" and the "Knickerbocker" were placed on the route, and the enterprise proved a success.Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made|James D. McCabe, Jr.
Soon after Knickerbocker came out, Irving went to Albany in the fruitless pursuit of a minor court appointment.Washington Irving|Henry W. Boynton
But he sent it to the old "Knickerbocker Magazine," where it appeared in 1862.Our Friend John Burroughs|Clara Barrus
Soon after, Clark republished it in the Knickerbocker, saying that it was evidently by me.Memoirs|Charles Godfrey Leland
Word Origin 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."