sock hop

Definition of sock hop

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

Word by Word Definitions

sock play
  1. : a low shoe or slipper

  2. : a knitted or woven covering for the foot usually worn under shoes and extending above the ankle and sometimes to the knee

  3. : a shoe worn by actors in Greek and Roman comedy

  1. : to hit, strike, or apply forcefully

  2. : to deliver a blow : hit

  1. : a vigorous or violent blow

hop play
  1. : to move by a quick springy leap or in a series of leaps

  2. : to make a quick trip especially by air

  3. : to set about doing something

  1. : a short brisk leap especially on one leg

  2. : bounce, rebound

  3. : dance

  1. : the ripe dried pistillate catkins of a perennial north-temperate zone twining vine (Humulus lupulus) of the hemp family used especially to impart a bitter flavor to malt liquors

  2. : the vine from which hops are obtained having 3- to 5-lobed leaves and inconspicuous flowers of which the pistillate ones are in glandular cone-shaped catkins

  1. : to flavor with hops


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