Diedrich Knickerbocker

from Washington Irving – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Rap Genius

Meaning

Irving created the fictional Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker to narrate his satirical A History of New York.

A Knickerbocker is a New Yorker — it can also be underwear or a fan of the Knicks…

The surname comes from Holland (the first NY settlers were Dutch) but it became a meme because of this story!!

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