knickered

[ nik-erd ]
/ ˈnɪk ərd /

adjective

wearing knickers.

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Also knick·er·bock·ered [nik-er-bok-erd]. /ˈnɪk ərˌbɒk ərd/.

Origin of knickered

First recorded in 1895–1900; knicker(s) + -ed3
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