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What's A Knickerbocker?


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Here is a page from the March 1881 Harper's New Monthly Magazine. The article is a discussion of the roots of Albany, NY. and the Dutch who settled there. Notice the origin of the word 'knickerbocker'. The first settlers were there in around 1615-1623. Interesting stuff...

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Craig

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I only know the meaning of knickerbocker as a sort of boys knee trousers,I allways thought it's English,

but we use it here as we use some other English words.

Steph allmost good,kinderen die knikkeren means kids who play marbles.

winnie

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