- 1 (also knickerbockers) North American Loose-fitting trousers gathered at the knee or calf.More example sentences
- The RSS has been advised to switch over to trousers, abandoning its trademark khaki knickers.
- 2British A woman’s or girl’s underpants.More example sentences
- I showered, got changed into my black lacy French knickers and a black vest, had 3 glasses of wine and lay on the bed waiting for him to come home.
- She greeted me at the door wearing only her bra and knickers, and a seductive smile.
- She smiled at me and performed a pirouette, her skirt rising up to reveal a flash of white knickers.
get one's knickers in a twist
- British • informal Become upset or angry.More example sentences
- The Tories have really got their knickers in a twist over this.
- It's been accused of rampant misogyny but the men are so pitiful and the show so unfunny that I won't be getting my knickers in a twist about the sexism.
- Masts can be disguised or even concealed completely so there is nothing unsightly for members of the local planning committee or Civic Society to get their knickers in a twist about.