noun, plural socks or for 1, also sox.
Origin of sock1
verb (used with object)
Origin of sock2
Related Words for soxbelt, ding, smash, soak, chop, bop, clout, punch, buffet, nail, beat, smack, cuff, slap, paste, whack
Examples from the Web for sox
Contemporary Examples of sox
For a handy guide to the variety of facial hair grown by the Sox, head over to The Week.Up to Speed: The Red Sox and Cardinals World Series Showdown
October 23, 2013
His final season with the Sox, in 2008, devolved into melodrama.Why Manny Ramirez Hates Fans
March 9, 2009
Historical Examples of sox
Id like to have made it a goose egg for the Sox, responded Larry.
With him out of the way it would be a walk-over for the Sox.
"You bet your sox," yelled the strange voice, in chorus with other shouts of approval.The Sky Pilot
There's a white shirt and a collar and two pairs of sox, and what not, in there.Scattergood Baines
Clarence Budington Kelland
The commonest kind of sense teaches one that the old lady is in error, and "sox" clearly correct.The Citizen-Soldier
Word Origin for sock
Word Origin for sock
altered plural of sock (n.1), 1905, originally in commercial jargon.
"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).