Knickerbocker

Knickerbocker

[nik-er-bok-er]
noun
1.
a descendant of the Dutch settlers of New York.
2.
any New Yorker.

Origin:
1800–10, Americanism; generalized from Diedrich Knickerbocker, fictitious author of Washington Irving's History of New York

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Knickerbocker (ˈnɪkəˌbɒkə)
 
n
1.  a descendant of the original Dutch settlers of New York
2.  an inhabitant of New York
 
[C19: named after Diedrich Knickerbocker, fictitious Dutchman alleged to be the author of Washington Irving's History of New York (1809)]

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knickerbocker
"descendant of Du. settler 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 lit. means "toy marble-baker."
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