sock hop


: a social event of the 1950s in the U.S. at which teenagers danced in their socks

Examples of sock hop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Root beer floats and a sock hop both nights at the home, 4000 Baltimore Ave. By Maria Martin, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 But like most of his saccharine repertoire, the lyrics don’t go much further than a washy setting of twinkly romance at the sock hop. Sophia Solano, Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2023 At a time when many young Black artists are wrestling with themes of racial injustice on their canvases, Titus’s paintings depict people dancing at a sock hop and lounging on the lawn. Robin Pogrebin, New York Times, 18 July 2023 Transform your high school gym into a real sock hop complete with poodle skirts, records, and a jukebox. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 18 May 2023

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“Sock hop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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