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bobby socks

or bobby sox, bobbysocks, bobbysox

[bob-ee-soks] /ˈbɒb iˌsɒks/
plural noun
1.
socks that reach above the ankle and are sometimes folded down to the ankle.
adjective
2.
indicating or associated with the wearing of bobbysocks; adolescent:
strictly a bobbysocks crowd; the bobbysocks generation.
Also, bobsox [bob-soks] /ˈbɒbˌsɒks/ (Show IPA).
Origin of bobby socks
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism; bobby (for bobbed, altered by association with bobby pin) + socks1
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British Dictionary definitions for bobby socks

bobby socks

plural noun
1.
ankle-length socks worn by teenage girls, esp in the US in the 1940s
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