noun, plural socks or for 1, also sox.
Origin of sock1
verb (used with object)
Origin of sock2
Related Words for sockbelt, ding, smash, soak, chop, bop, clout, punch, buffet, nail, beat, smack, cuff, slap, paste, whack
Examples from the Web for sock
Contemporary Examples of sock
Two and a half years ago this was just a sock, underwear and a lounge kind of company.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way
December 1, 2014
Based on his sock puppet, I expected him to be a burly bearded giant clad in plaid—basically, a Canadian Paul Bunyan.
A food court in a suburban mall seemed like a good place to meet Ed the Sock.
Still, Ed the Sock is more active on Twitter these days, where he has more than 14 thousand followers.
The duo first met in 1997 when Kerzner was playing Ed the Sock live.
Historical Examples of sock
But how was this difficult matter of sock and stocking to be settled?Red, White, Blue Socks, Part First
Sarah L Barrow
Who welcome with the crowing of a cock, This hero of the buskin and sock.Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.
Well, you could call it that, but the cop of the beach said it was more like a baby's sock.Jill the Reckless
P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
Jim's mother looked thoughtfully at the sock she was darning.Still Jim
Honor Willsie Morrow
At least we could never finish a sock unless Mother helped us, and then she would know.Chatterbox, 1906
Word Origin for sock
Word Origin for sock
"knitted or woven covering for the foot, short stocking," early 14c., from Old English socc "slipper, light shoe," from Latin soccus "slipper, light low-heeled shoe," probably a variant of Greek sykchos, word for a kind of shoe, perhaps from Phrygian or another Asiatic language. The Latin word was borrowed generally in West Germanic, e.g. Middle Dutch socke, Dutch sok, Old High German soc, German Socke. To knock the socks off (someone) "beat thoroughly" is recorded from 1845, American English colloquial. Teen slang sock hop is c.1950, from notion of dancing without shoes.
1700, "to beat, hit hard, pitch into," of uncertain origin. To sock it to (someone) first recorded 1877.
"to stash (money) away as savings," 1942, American English, from the notion of hiding one's money in a sock (see sock (n.1)).
"a blow, a hit with the fist," 1700, from or related to sock (v.1).