Divorcees, Jews, and new money were excluded from the knickerbockers.
His stockings were short, and did not come up to his knickerbockers.
"Time to go," said Philip, still in his tall silk hat and his knickerbockers.
And he put on his knickerbockers and jacket, and slipped a few peppermints into his pocket in case of catching cold.
"What a beastly mess," rubbing the cobwebs off his hands on to his knickerbockers.
Klaus Brock, the son of the district doctor, was a blue-eyed youngster in knickerbockers and a sailor blouse.
In a grey Norfolk suit, with knickerbockers, and a soft felt hat.
Everything this eccentric but clever scion of the knickerbockers owned?
Stockings, knickerbockers, and blouse were drawn on with unwonted rapidity.
Almost always he wore a black coat, knickerbockers and black gaiters.
"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."
"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).