Knickerbocker

Knickerbocker, also spelled Knikkerbakker, Knickerbakker, Knickerbacker, is a surname that dates back to the early Dutch colonists in New York. The name translates as "marble baker" from the Dutch "knikker". In 1809, Washington Irving published his satirical A History of New York under the pseudonym "Diedrich Knickerbocker", and since that time "Knickerbocker" has been used in various contexts as a name emblematic of New York City. Today it may refer to:

People
Clothing
Food
Historical events
Literature
  • Diedrich Knickerbocker, pseudonym of Washington Irving
  • The Knickerbocker or New-York Monthly Magazine
  • The Knickerbocker Group, consisting of Irving and other frequent contributors to The Knickerbocker
Music
Organizations
Businesses
Places
Sports
  • Knickerbocker Rules, early formalization of the rules of American baseball
  • New York Knickerbockers, one of the first baseball teams
  • New York Knicks (short for "Knickerbockers"), National Basketball Association team
  • Knickerbocker Athletic Club football team, an early-20th century American football team
  • Albany Knickerbockers Rugby Football Club, est. 1973, in Albany, New York
  • Warwickshire Knickerbockers, cricket team participating in first game of cricket in France
Ships

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  • Knickerbocker(s) — Spl Hose mit Bündchen unterhalb des Knies erw. fach. (20. Jh.) Onomastische Bildung. Entlehnt aus ne. knickerbockers, so benannt nach dem Namen Knickerbocker aus dem Roman History of New York von W. Irving. In der bebilderten Ausgabe trug diese… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Knickerbocker — 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • knickerbocker — ► NOUN 1) (knickerbockers) loose fitting breeches gathered at the knee or calf. 2) (Knickerbocker) informal a New Yorker. ORIGIN sense 2 derives from Diedrich Knickerbocker, the pretended author of Washington Irving s History of New York (1809);… …   English terms dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knickerbocker — ☆ Knickerbocker [nik′ər bäk΄ər ] n. [after Diedrich Knickerbocker, fictitious Du author of Washington Irving s History of New York (1809)] 1. a descendant of the early Dutch settlers of New York 2. any New Yorker 3. [k ] [pl.] short, loose… …   English World dictionary

  • 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.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knickerbocker — (engl., spr. nick ), Spitzname der Einwohner von New York, ursprünglich der Holländer, welche die Kolonie gründeten (Washington Irving schrieb seine humoristische Geschichte von New York unter dem Namen Diedrich K.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Knickerbocker — (spr. nicker ), Diedrich, Pseudonym, unter welchem Washington Irving seine »History of New York« (1809) veröffentlichte, danach Spitzname der alten holländ. Bourgeoisie in Neuyork, auch der Neuyorker überhaupt; auch ein dem Linsey woolsey (s.d.)… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Knickerbocker — Männer in Knickerbockern …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Knickerbocker — Kniebundhose; Kniehosen; Kniehose * * * Knị|cker|bo|cker, Knị|cker|bo|ckers [auch: nɪkɐ…] <Pl.> [engl. knickerbockers (Pl.), nach der Romangestalt D. Knickerbocker im Roman »History of New York« von W. Irving (1783–1859), der als… …   Universal-Lexikon


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