bobby sock

noun
plural bobby socks or bobby sox

Definition of bobby sock

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a sock reaching above the ankle and usually worn by teen-age girls and children

bobby-sock

adjective
variants: or bobby-socks or bobby-sox \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗ \

Definition of bobby-sock (Entry 2 of 2)

: consisting or of relating to bobby-soxers the bobby-sox audience— Ruth Inglis the bobby-sock brigade young wives, only a few years away from their bobby-socks days— Lois & Don Thorburn

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First Known Use of bobby sock

Noun

1927, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bobby sock

Noun

from the name Bobby (influenced by bobby pin)

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“Bobby sock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bobby%20sock. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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