noun, plural socks or for 1, also sox.
- sock away,
- sock in,
- sock it to,
- sock lining,
- sock puppet
Origin of sock1
verb (used with object)
Origin of sock2
Examples from the Web for 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|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
I am just turning the heel of this sock, and I can't think of that and a story too.That Little Beggar|E. King Hall
He tucked the note back in his pocket, removed a sock and rubbed the other foot thoughtfully.The Pride of Palomar|Peter B. Kyne
One chap, longer and louder than the rest, came in waving one boot above his head, and in his sock feet.Huts in Hell|Daniel A. Poling
Mr. Sherwood insisted that a sock always felt more comfortable on his foot after "Momsey" had darned it than when it was new.Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp|Annie Roe Carr
And another thing that was of special interest to you was your own sock.Crime and Punishment|Fyodor Dostoevsky
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).