- rich or luxurious in dress.
- aristocratic or wealthy: a silk-stocking neighborhood.
- a person who dresses richly or luxuriously.
- an aristocratic or wealthy person.
Origin of silk-stocking
First recorded in 1590–1600
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for silk-stocking
They parachuted these silk-stocking lawyers into the area, offer quick settlements and get the victims to sign these waivers.BP's Payoffs Backfire
May 4, 2010
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.
I knew both the machine and the silk-stocking reformers fairly well, from many years' close association with them.
Meanwhile, what became of the once aristocratic Opposition, with its 'silk-stocking gentry,' as they were termed?