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Knickerbocker

Knickerbocker a New Yorker, taken as a descendant of the original Dutch settlers in New York. The term comes from Diedrich Knickerbocker, pretended author of W. Irving's History of New York (1809).

The term knickerbockers for loose-fitting breeches gathered at the knee or calf is said to have arisen from the resemblance of knickerbockers to the knee breeches worn by Dutch men in Cruikshank's illustrations in Irving's book.

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Knickerbocker

Knickerbocker (nĬk´ərbŏk´ər), term used almost synonymously with the adjective "Dutch" in respect to Dutch families and customs and the Dutch region of early New York state. A History of New York (1809), written by Washington Irving under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker, popularized the term. There was an actual Knickerbocker family that came from Holland c.1674 and lived chiefly in Albany co.

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knickerbockers

knickerbockers loose-fitting breeches. XIX. f. name of Diedrich Knickerbocker, the pretended author of Washington Irving's ‘History of New York (1809). The name is said to have been given to the garment from its resemblance to the knee-breeches of the Dutchman in Cruikshank's illustrations to the History. abbrev. knickers XIX.

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Knickerbocker

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