sock away

verb
socked away; socking away; socks away

Definition of sock away

transitive verb

: to put away (money) as savings or investment

First Known Use of sock away

circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sock away

from the practice of concealing savings in the toe of a sock

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The first known use of sock away was circa 1942

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“Sock away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sock%20away. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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