Knickerbocker

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Knickerbocker, also spelled Knikkerbakker, Knikkerbacker, and Knickerbacker, is a surname that dates back to the early settlers of New Netherland that was popularized by Washington Irving in 1809 when he published his satirical A History of New York under the pseudonym "Diedrich Knickerbocker". It was also a term for Manhattan's aristocracy "in the early days"[1] and became a general term, now obsolete, for a New Yorker. It may refer to:

People

Clothing

Food and drink

Historical events

Literature and music

Organizations

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Sports

Transport

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  1. ^ Riis, Jacob (1890). "I. Genesis of the Tenement". How the Other Half Lives. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.  (at Wikisource: How the Other Half Lives – Chapter I)