Knickerbocker

sinclair001

Senior Member
Colombia/Español
As far as I know this word describes people from New York City, and is Dutch in source. It would be interesting to know more as per the origin of this word. :)
 
  • Frank06

    Senior Member
    Nederlands / Dutch (Belgium)
    Hi,
    As far as I know this word describes people from New York City, and is Dutch in source. It would be interesting to know more as per the origin of this word. :)
    Apparently, it goes back to 'knicker' and 'bocker', respectively a marble and the person who bakes them. See here for more information.
    Here is an article about the name 'Knickerbacker'.

    Groetjes,

    Frank
     
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