bobby socks bobby sox

bobby socks bobby sox
noun (plural) AmE girls' short socks that have the tops turned over

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • bobby sox — 1943, from dim. of BOB (Cf. bob) (2) + altered plural of SOCK (Cf. sock) (n.). So called because they are shortened compared to knee socks. Derivative bobby soxer first attested 1944. Months ago colored bobby sox folded at the top were decreed,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bobby sox — ↑bobby socks …   Useful english dictionary

  • bobby sox — noun plural see bobby socks …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bobby sox — short socks often worn folded down around the ankle (usually white) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bobby socks — ☆ bobby socks or bobby sox n. 〚/span> BOB1 (vt. 3)〛 Informal esp. in the 1940s and 1950s, girls socks that reached just above the ankles * * * …   Universalium

  • bobby socks — bobby sox n [plural] AmE [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Probably from bob short ; BOBCAT] girls short socks that have the tops turned over …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bobby socks — bobby ,socks or bobby ,sox noun plural AMERICAN INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED short thick white socks for girls. TEENAGE girls, who often wore them in the U.S. in the past, were sometimes called bobbysoxers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bobby socks — ☆ bobby socks or bobby sox n. [< BOB1 (vt. 3)] Informal esp. in the 1940s and 1950s, girls socks that reached just above the ankles …   English World dictionary

  • bobby-sock — adjective or bobby socks or bobby sox ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ : consisting or of relating to bobby soxers the bobby sox audience Ruth Inglis the bobby sock brigade young wives, only a few years away …   Useful english dictionary

  • bobby socks — n.pl. esp. US short socks reaching just above the ankle. * * * (or bobby sox) noun [plural] US : girls socks that cover the foot, ankle, and a small part of the lower leg * * * ˈbobby socks 7 noun plural short white socks worn with a dress or… …   Useful english dictionary

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