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bobby socks

or bob·by sox, bob·by·socks, bob·by·sox

[ bob-ee-soks ]
/ ˈbɒb iˌsɒks /
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plural noun

socks that reach above the ankle and are sometimes folded down to the ankle.

adjective

indicating or associated with the wearing of bobbysocks; adolescent: strictly a bobbysocks crowd; the bobbysocks generation.

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Also bob·sox [bob-soks] /ˈbɒbˌsɒks/ .

Origin of bobby socks

1940–45, Americanism;bobby (for bobbed2, altered by association with bobby pin) + socks
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bobby socks

pl n

ankle-length socks worn by teenage girls, esp in the US in the 1940s
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