Christmas stocking

  1. a stocking or stocking-shaped bag traditionally hung on a mantelpiece or Christmas tree by children on Christmas Eve to hold small gifts that Santa Claus is credited with bringing.

Origin of Christmas stocking

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

Words Nearby Christmas stocking Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Christmas stocking in a sentence

  • Miss Grant reached for it as a child might grab at his Christmas stocking.

  • In her arms Gyp carried some of the contents of her own Christmas stocking.

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  • There wasn't a moment to be lost, she told him excitedly, like a child waiting to open her Christmas stocking.

British Dictionary definitions for Christmas stocking

Christmas stocking

  1. a stocking hung up by children on Christmas Eve for Santa Claus to fill with presents

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