stocking stuffer
noun Date: 1948 a small gift suitable for placing in a Christmas stocking

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stocking stuffer — stocking stuffers N COUNT A stocking stuffer is the same as a stocking filler. [mainly AM] …   English dictionary

  • stocking stuffer — ☆ stocking stuffer n. [< the custom of hanging, as from a mantelpiece, a stocking to be filled with small Christmas gifts] Informal a small gift of the kind typically given in a Christmas stocking …   English World dictionary

  • stocking stuffer — noun a small Christmas present included in the Christmas stocking • Syn: ↑stocking filler • Hypernyms: ↑Christmas present, ↑Christmas gift * * * noun, pl ⋯ fers [count] US : a small gift that is usually placed in a Christmas stocking Small toys… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stocking stuffer — noun A small, relatively inexpensive Christmas present suitable for placing in a childs stocking, which was traditionally hung by a fireplace on Christmas Eve in anticipation that Santa Claus would fill it with gifts. Gimbels is scintillating… …   Wiktionary

  • stocking-stuffer — n. a small gift that is suitable for putting inside a Christmas stocking. □ This will make the perfect stocking tuffer. □ I got some little stocking stuffers for the kids …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • stocking stuffer — /ˈstɒkɪŋ stʌfə/ (say stoking stufuh) noun an inexpensive gift designed to fill out a Christmas stocking without incurring unreasonable expense. Also, stocking filler …   Australian English dictionary

  • stocking stuffer — 1. a small, usually inexpensive gift that is placed with others in a Christmas stocking. 2. any small, inexpensive gift given during the Christmas holidays. * * * …   Universalium

  • stocking stuffer — stock|ing stuff|er [ stakıŋ ,stʌfər ] noun count AMERICAN a small present that goes in a CHRISTMAS STOCKING …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stocking filler — stocking fillers also stocking filler N COUNT A stocking filler is a small present that is suitable for putting in a Christmas stocking. [mainly BRIT] (in AM, usually use stocking stuffer) …   English dictionary

  • stocking filler — stocking .filler BrE stocking .stuffer AmE n a small present which you put in a ↑Christmas stocking …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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