bobby socks

plural noun
variants: or bobby sox

Definition of bobby socks

: girls' socks reaching above the ankle

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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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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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