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knickerbockers

/ (ˈnɪkəˌbɒkəz) /
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pl n

baggy breeches fastened with a band at the knee or above the ankleAlso called (US): knickers

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Word Origin for knickerbockers

C19: regarded as the traditional dress of the Dutch settlers in America; see Knickerbocker
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