bobby socks

plural noun

variants or bobby sox
: girls' socks reaching above the ankle

Examples of bobby socks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Colston and the other players, the ground beneath their bobby socks shifted overnight. Dan Horn, The Enquirer, 15 Aug. 2022 The fashion plate showed off an off-the-shoulder top, Tabi Mary Jane shoes with bobby socks, and a furry belt that was strapped into her divisive yet chic jorts. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 18 June 2022 McCormick, outfitted in bobby socks and cat-eye glasses as Fay, proves to be the breakout star as the heart of the film and an unlikely hero. cleveland, 28 May 2020 Fiordiligi and Dorabella first appear in bobby socks and saddle shoes—concealed the darker desires that infuse everything about Così fan tutte. Larry Wolff, The New York Review of Books, 27 Mar. 2018 And for those looking for a more dainty look, simply replace the athlete’s with a thin bobby sock, and voila. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 13 May 2019 Last night in Milan, Bella had a strange-chic shoe moment of her own, too, sporting a pair of vintage Dior mule heeled sandals with dainty frilled bobby socks. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 28 June 2018 See More

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Word History


perhaps from bobby pin

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bobby socks was in 1927

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“Bobby socks.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

bobby socks

noun plural
variants or bobby sox
: girls' thick socks reaching above the ankle

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