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 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 22 Sep. 2023.

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