Definition of knickers noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈnɪkəz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪkərz//
    [plural] Clothes
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  1. 1(British English) (also panties North American English, British English) a piece of women’s underwear that covers the body from the waist to the tops of the legs a pair of knickers See related entries: Clothes
  2. 2(North American English) = knickerbockers
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent. (in the sense ‘short trousers’): abbreviation of knickerbockers.Idioms
    get your knickers in a twist
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    (British English, slang) to become angry, confused or upset
    wet yourself, wet your pants/knickers
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    [no passive] to urinate in your underwear by accident He was so frightened that he wet his pants.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: knickers