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silk-stocking

[silk-stok-ing]
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adjective
  1. rich or luxurious in dress.
  2. aristocratic or wealthy: a silk-stocking neighborhood.
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noun
  1. a person who dresses richly or luxuriously.
  2. an aristocratic or wealthy person.
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Origin of silk-stocking

First recorded in 1590–1600
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Here is your aristocrat, one of your silk-stocking gentry, at your service.

    Lincoln's Yarns and Stories

    Alexander K. McClure

  • Didnt suppose you silk-stocking bunch in Sohmer ever had to work!

    Full-Back Foster

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • They were not influenced in the least by the silk-stocking reform view of Mr. Platt.

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt

  • I knew both the machine and the silk-stocking reformers fairly well, from many years' close association with them.

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt

  • Meanwhile, what became of the once aristocratic Opposition, with its 'silk-stocking gentry,' as they were termed?