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sock

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[ sok ]
/ sɒk /
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noun, plural socks or for 1, also sox.

a short stocking usually reaching to the calf or just above the ankle.
a lightweight shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman comic actors.
comic writing for the theater; comedy or comic drama.Compare buskin(def 4).
Furniture. a raised vertical area of a club or pad foot.

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Nearby words

sociopolitical, sociopsychological, socioreligious, sociosexual, sociotechnological, sock, sock away, sock in, sock it to, sock lining, sock puppet

Idioms

    knock one's/the socks off. knock(def 29).

Origin of sock

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before 900; Middle English socke, Old English soccLatin soccus slipper
Related formssock·less, adjectivesock·less·ness, noun

Definition for sock (2 of 2)

Origin of sock

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First recorded in 1690–1700; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for sock (1 of 2)

sock

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/ (sɒk) /

noun

verb

(tr) to provide with socks
socked in US and Canadian slang (of an airport) closed by adverse weather conditions

Word Origin for sock

Old English socc a light shoe, from Latin soccus, from Greek sukkhos

British Dictionary definitions for sock (2 of 2)

sock

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/ (sɒk) slang /

verb

(usually tr) to hit with force
sock it to to make a forceful impression on

noun

a forceful blow

Word Origin for sock

C17: of obscure origin
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