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Knickerbocker

(nĭk`ərbŏk'ər), term used almost synonymously with the adjective "Dutch" in respect to Dutch families and customs and the Dutch region of early New York state. A History of New York (1809), written by Washington Irving under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker, popularized the term. There was an actual Knickerbocker family that came from Holland c.1674 and lived chiefly in Albany co.
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It was a simple give-and-go,'' said Schectman, a 6-foot guard with the New York Knickerbockers.
the New York Knickerbockers National Basketball Association professional basketball team, and the New York Rangers National Hockey League professional ice hockey team, and its information services business through ITT World Directories, Inc.