bobby socks
or bobby sox noun plural Etymology: perhaps from bobby pin Date: 1943 girls' socks reaching above the ankle

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  • bobby socks — ☆ bobby socks or bobby sox n. 〚/span> BOB1 (vt. 3)〛 Informal esp. in the 1940s and 1950s, girls socks that reached just above the ankles * * * …   Universalium

  • bobby socks — bobby sox n [plural] AmE [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Probably from bob short ; BOBCAT] girls short socks that have the tops turned over …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bobby socks — bobby ,socks or bobby ,sox noun plural AMERICAN INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED short thick white socks for girls. TEENAGE girls, who often wore them in the U.S. in the past, were sometimes called bobbysoxers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bobby socks — ☆ bobby socks or bobby sox n. [< BOB1 (vt. 3)] Informal esp. in the 1940s and 1950s, girls socks that reached just above the ankles …   English World dictionary

  • bobby socks — n.pl. esp. US short socks reaching just above the ankle. * * * (or bobby sox) noun [plural] US : girls socks that cover the foot, ankle, and a small part of the lower leg * * * ˈbobby socks 7 noun plural short white socks worn with a dress or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bobby socks — noun Womens ankle socks …   Wiktionary

  • bobby socks — short socks often worn folded down around the ankle (usually white) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bobby socks — plural noun N. Amer. socks reaching just above the ankle, worn by teenage girls in the 1940s and 1950s. Origin cf. bob2 in the sense cut short …   English new terms dictionary

  • bobby-socks — adjective see bobby sock …   Useful english dictionary

  • bobby socks bobby sox — noun (plural) AmE girls short socks that have the tops turned over …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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