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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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First recorded before 900; Middle English sok, socke, Old English socc “light shoe, slipper, stocking,” from Latin soccus

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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