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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KNICKERS

His knickers had dried upon him, but his coat was still very damp.

"Damn his knickers," said Ranny to himself, behind his set teeth.

They won't let her leave the Turkey-twill knickers and the short skirt.

It was not in that pocket, nor in the one on the other side, nor in his knickers.

She had risen and was drawing on her knickers when Attatak awakened.

Florence, a large, ruddy-cheeked girl in knickers, demanded.

And what he knows he learned from me when I was votin an he was onny in knickers!

They have no caps to distinguish them, no jerseys or knickers of bright hues.

Tullis was father, mother and big brother to the little fellow in knickers.

He looked well in windbreaker coat, cap, leather puttees, and his knickers were genuine Scotch plaid.

WORD ORIGIN

"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).

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