Pronunciation: (nik'urz), [key]
—n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. Also,knick•er•bock•ersPronunciation: (nik'ur-bok"urz). [key]loose-fitting short trousers gathered in at the knees.
2. Chiefly Brit.
a. a bloomerslike undergarment worn by women.
3. Brit. Informal.a woman's or girl's short-legged underpants.
4. to get one's knickers in a twist, Brit. Slang.to get flustered or agitated: Don't get your knickers in a twist every time the telephone rings.
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