Alan Whickers, Alans

n pl
knickers, panties. The terms are non-working-class rhyming slang, heard among young people, particularly stu-dents, in the 1970s and 1980s. The reference was to Alan Whicker, a well-known punctilious and dapper televi-sion interviewer.
► There was this huge pair of Alan Whick-ers hanging on the line.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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