- 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
Related Words for silk-stockingrightist, traditionalist, reactionary, diehard, classicist, moderate, stick-in-the-mud, right, redneck, preserver, obstructionist, Tory, aristocrat, noble, patrician, thoroughbred, Brahman, silk-stocking, orthodox, unprogressive
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Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of silk-stocking
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?