bobby socks

plural noun
variants: or bobby sox

Definition of bobby socks

: girls' socks reaching above the ankle

Examples of bobby socks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bobby socks.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of bobby socks

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bobby socks

perhaps from bobby pin

Buying Guide

Our Reviews team has selected the best running socks for women.

Learn More About bobby socks

Time Traveler for bobby socks

Time Traveler

The first known use of bobby socks was in 1927

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near bobby socks


bobby socks


See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for bobby socks

Cite this Entry

“Bobby socks.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on bobby socks

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for bobby socks


Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Color

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!