Nearby words

  1. sociopolitical,
  2. sociopsychological,
  3. socioreligious,
  4. sociosexual,
  5. sociotechnological,
  6. sock away,
  7. sock in,
  8. sock it to,
  9. sock lining,
  10. sock puppet

Origin of sock

2
First recorded in 1690–1700; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for socked in

sock

1
/ (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

sock

2
/ (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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Word Origin and History for socked in
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