stocking stuffer

noun

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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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stocking stuffer was in 1948

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“Stocking stuffer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stocking%20stuffer. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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