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Definition of the noun knickers

What does knickers mean as a name of something?


  1. (used in the plural) trousers ending above the knee
  2. (used in the plural) underpants worn by women

Alternative definition of the noun knickers


  1. [context: colloquial, now US, rare] Knickerbockers.
  2. [UK] Women's underpants.

Other definitions of knickers

What does knickers also mean?


  1. A mild exclamation of annoyance.


Knickers a.k.a. Panties are a form of underwear designed to be worn by women. Panties are most often form-fitting, but may also be loose. Typical components include an elastic waistband, a crotch panel to cover the genital area, and a pair of leg openings that, like the waistband, are often made of elastic. Various materials are used, but are usually chosen to be breathable.

Phrases with Knickers

  1. Get One's Knickers in a Twist
  2. Gym Knickers
  3. French Knickers
  4. Witches' Knickers
  5. All Fur Coat and No Knickers

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Knickers

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Google previewNana's Naughty Knickers (2010)

by Katherine DiSavino

"Nana's Naughty Knickers is a slick comedy by a new playwright, Katy DiSavino...the dialog is crisp and funny, and the action fast-paced...[this] Senior Citizen's sexy sideline will have you in stitches!" - Lancaster Journal...

Google previewCan We Live Here? (2015)

by Sarah Alderson

A world without Percy Pigs and M&S knickers is a more troubling vision even than the one painted by Cormac McCarthy in The Road. In the light of this rude but timely financial awakening, ...

Google previewPhraseology (2008)

Thousands of Bizarre Origins, Unexpected Connections, and Fascinating Facts about English's Best Expressions by Barbara Ann Kipfer

in names of trees with flexible branches, from a Germanic root meaning “bend” by 1640 witch hunt existed in the literal sense; the extended sense is attested from 1932 witches knickers is the term for disposable bags caught in trees witching ...

Google previewLanguage Knowledge for Primary Teachers (2011)

by Angela Wilson, Julie Scanlon

The Queen's Knickers is an amusing text, working entirely on a surface level. We may enjoy going back to it again and again, but we are very unlikely to read any more into it on subsequent re-readings. It is none the worse for that. Owl Babies ...

Google previewWord Origins (1999)

by Dhirendra Verma

Knickers is a shortening of knickerbockers — the baggy knee breeches worn by Diedrick Knickerbocker, the pretended author of the History of New York by Washington Irving. Knickerbocker, a very common name among the early ...

Google previewExtremes (2004)

Contradictions in Contemporary Japan by G. M. Thomas

Even today, Japanese web bulletin boards and newsgroups contain images of a dubious nature, and men's obsession with soiled schoolgirl knickers is a cliche but true. Once when standing in line at customs, the American businessman in ...

Google previewSAGUS Vol 32: Tokyo (2014)

A new look at Tokyo, the world's greatest megatropolis. by Graham M Thomas

Even today, Japanese web bulletin boards and newsgroups contain images The Expressway from Narita to Tokyo passing the love hotel We2 of a dubious nature, and men's obsession with soiled schoolgirl knickers is a cliché but true.

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

knickers. in. a. twist;. knickers. in. a. knot. noun. an agitated or flustered condition; a state of panic AUSTRALIA A figurative sense of an uncomfortable condition. Don«t get your knickers in a twist. It«s just a game. ¦ Nicholas Hasluck, Quarantine ...

Google previewThe Patient's Encyclopaedia of Urinary Tract Infection, Sexual Cystitis and Interstitial Cystitis (2002)

by Angela Kilmartin

Only buy 100 per cent cotton knickers, without that biting seam which some manufacturers sew on the crotch joins. Keep air flowing around your perineum at all times. This then being the rule, if you want to stay genitally/sexually healthy, take a ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (2005)

by Judith Siefring

knickers. get your knickers in a twist become upset or angry. British informal This expression was originally used specifically of women, the humorous knee-high knell knickers.

Google previewThe Essential Lingo Dictionary (2015)

of Australian words and phrases by John Miller

knickers Underpants or panties. knickers in a knot To become upset and generally used as ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms (1993)

by Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz

knickers get one's knickers in a twist (impolite in/) to become worried or excited: Don't get your knickers in a twist — no-one will expect you to make a speech! knife have one's knife in (someone) (in/) to be continually hostile or unfair towards ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

knickers know little knows near the knuckle verging on the indecent. weak at the knees overcome by a strong emotion. your knees are knocking you are feeling very frightened. informal knee-high knee-high to a grasshopper very small or very ...

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Quotes about Knickers

There are moments to indulge and enjoy, but I always know when it's time to go home and wash my knickers. (Kate Winslet)
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Scrabble value of K5N1I1C3K5E1R1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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