knickerbocker


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Knickerbocker \Knick"er*bock`er\, n.
   A linsey-woolsey fabric having a rough knotted surface on the
   right side; used for women's dresses.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Knickerbocker \Knick"er*bock`er\, [capitalized] prop. n. [From
   Diedrich KNickerbocker, the fictional author of The History
   of New York, in fact written by Washington Irving.]
   A descendent of the early Dutch colonists of the New York
   City area; -- used mostly as a nickname for an inhabitant of
   New York state or especially New York City.
   [PJC]
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