Bobby sock


Bobby sock

A bobby sock is a type of sock that was especially fashionable in the 1940s and 1950s. They are characteristically ankle-length and frilly, and worn by girls often as part of a school uniform. They were popular to wear with saddle shoes, loafers or Oxfords.


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  • bobby sock — ˈbäbē , bi noun (plural bobby socks or bobby sox |säks) Etymology: from the name Bobby (influenced by bobby pin) : a sock reaching above the ankl …   Useful english dictionary

  • bobby sock — /ˈbɒbi sɒk/ (say bobee sok) noun Originally US an ankle sock, especially one decorated with a frill. Also, bobbysock. {popular in the US in the 1950s and 1960s; bobby variant of bobbed cut short + sock1} …   Australian English dictionary

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

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

  • Bobby soxer — was a term coined in the 1940s to describe the overly zealous, usually teenage, fans of singer Frank Sinatra, the first singing teen idol. By the 1950s, fashionable teen girls wore poodle skirts while rolling their socks down to ankle level.In… …   Wikipedia

  • bobby sox — 1943, from dim. of BOB (Cf. bob) (2) + altered plural of SOCK (Cf. sock) (n.). So called because they are shortened compared to knee socks. Derivative bobby soxer first attested 1944. Months ago colored bobby sox folded at the top were decreed,… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • sock — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ knee, knee high, long ▪ ankle (esp. BrE), short ▪ thick, thin ▪ white …   Collocations dictionary

  • sock — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. [half] hose, anklet, stocking; slang, slug, punch, clout, wallop, jab. v. t., slang, strike, slug, etc. See clothing, impulse. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. stocking, hose, ankle length stocking; see… …   English dictionary for students


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