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knickers

[nɪ̱kə(r)z]

(The form knicker is used as a modifier.)

  1. N-PLURAL: also a pair of N Knickers are a piece of underwear worn by women and girls which have holes for the legs and elastic around the waist to hold them up. [BRIT]

    (in AM, use panties)

  2. PHRASE: V inflects If someone is getting their knickers in a twist about something, they are getting annoyed or upset about it without good reason. [BRIT, HUMOROUS, INFORMAL]

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nɪ̱kə(r)zThe form knicker is used as a modifier.

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knickers

noun, plural
Plural
Common caseknickers
Possessive case*knickers'