Meaning of SOCK in English

sock 1

— sockless , adj. — socklessness , n.

/sok/ , n. , pl. socks or, for 1, also sox .

1. a short stocking usually reaching to the calf or just above the ankle.

2. a lightweight shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman comic actors.

3. comic writing for the theater; comedy or comic drama. Cf. buskin (def. 4).

4. Furniture. a raised vertical area of a club or pad foot.

5. knock one's or the socks off . See knock (def. 20).

[ bef. 900; ME socke, OE socc soccus slipper ]

sock 2

/sok/ , Slang.


1. to strike or hit hard.

2. sock away , to put into savings or reserve.

3. sock in , to close or ground because of adverse weather conditions: The airport was socked in.


4. a hard blow.

5. a very successful show, performance, actor, etc.: The show was a sock.


6. extremely successful: a sock performance.

[ 1690-1700; orig. uncert. ]

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