Meaning of SOCK in English

I. ˈsäk noun

( plural socks )

Etymology: Middle English socke, from Old English socc, from Latin soccus

Date: before 12th century

1. archaic : a low shoe or slipper

2. also plural sox ˈsäks : a knitted or woven covering for the foot usually worn under shoes and extending above the ankle and sometimes to the knee


a. : a shoe worn by actors in Greek and Roman comedy

b. : comic drama

• sock·less adjective

II. verb

Etymology: origin unknown

Date: circa 1700

transitive verb

: to hit, strike, or apply forcefully

sock a home run

an area sock ed by a blizzard

intransitive verb

: to deliver a blow : hit

- sock it to

III. noun

Date: circa 1700

: a vigorous or violent blow ; also : punch III,3

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