bobby socks

plural noun
variants: or bobby sox

Definition of bobby socks

: girls' socks reaching above the ankle

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "‘Così’ in Coney," 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, "The Best Ways to Wear Socks and Loafers," 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, "Bella Hadid Commits a Fashion Faux Pas—in the Chicest Way Possible," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of bobby socks

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bobby socks

perhaps from bobby pin

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The first known use of bobby socks was in 1927

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“Bobby socks.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bobby socks

US : girls' socks that cover the foot, ankle, and a small part of the lower leg

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not to be intimidated or subdued

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