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bobbysocks

[bob-ee-soks] /ˈbɒb iˌsɒks/
plural noun
1.
socks that reach above the ankle and are sometimes folded down to the ankle.
adjective
2.
indicating or associated with the wearing of bobbysocks; adolescent:
strictly a bobbysocks crowd; the bobbysocks generation.
Also, bobbysox, bobby socks, bobby sox, bobsox.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism; bobby (for bobbed, altered by association with bobby pin) + socks1
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