stocking stuffer

noun

Definition of stocking stuffer

US
: a small gift suitable for placing in a Christmas stocking Another nice stocking stuffer: an uncirculated silver Eagle dollar. You have to buy these from coin dealers.— Sandra Block

Examples of stocking stuffer in a Sentence

Small toys make great stocking stuffers.
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First Known Use of stocking stuffer

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stocking stuffer was in 1948

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25 Nov 2021

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“Stocking stuffer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stocking%20stuffer. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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stocking stuffer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stocking stuffer

: a small gift that is usually placed in a Christmas stocking

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