noun, plural socks or for 1, also sox.
Origin of sock1
verb (used with object)
Origin of sock2
Examples from the Web for socks
Contemporary Examples of socks
Melchior is the forerunner of the aunt who always gave me socks.Keep Christmas Commercialized!
P. J. O’Rourke
December 6, 2014
I got a chance to see this man in his office and present him with these socks.
He derived enormous satisfaction from some customers choosing to base the rest of their wardrobe around his socks.
He was so impressed by the socks that he invited me through my client to come and visit him.
This gives Nagrani greater satisfaction than to have Esquire last year crown his socks “the best in the world”.
Historical Examples of socks
And about how to keep Katie in order about your socks, and all sorts of things.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
"The wife told me," said Marion, calmly, rolling up her socks.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
And now I haven't a thing, not a handkerchief, not a pair of socks!The Downfall
The minister's clothes were mended and his socks darned as they had not been since his mother's day.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
Mike, on her opposite arm, was struggling to lave his socks in it.Dr. Sevier
George W. Cable
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).