sox

[ soks ]
/ sɒks /

noun

a plural of sock1.

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Definition for sox (2 of 3)

sock1
[ sok ]
/ sɒk /

noun, plural socks or for 1, also sox.

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.

Origin of sock

1
before 900; Middle English socke, Old English socc ≪ Latin soccus slipper

OTHER WORDS FROM sock

sock·less, adjectivesock·less·ness, noun

Definition for sox (3 of 3)

Origin of sock

2
First recorded in 1690–1700; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for sox (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 sox (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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