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sock

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[ sok ]
/ sɒk /
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noun, plural socks or, for 1 also, sox [soks]. /sɒks/.
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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Idioms about sock

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

Origin of sock

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before 900; Middle English socke,Old English socc ≪ Latin soccus slipper

OTHER WORDS FROM sock

sockless, adjectivesock·less·ness, noun

Other definitions 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)

sock1
/ (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)

sock2
/ (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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