Knickerbocker



[nik-er-bok-er] /ˈnɪk ərˌbɒk ər/

noun
1.
a descendant of the Dutch settlers of New York.
2.
any New Yorker.
/ˈnɪkəˌbɒkə/
noun (US)
1.
a descendant of the original Dutch settlers of New York
2.
an inhabitant of New York

“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 literally means “toy marble-baker.”

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