bobsox

bobbysocks

[bob-ee-soks]
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:
1940–45, Americanism; bobby (for bobbed, altered by association with bobby pin) + socks1

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bobbysocks

noun
a sock that reaches just above the ankle [syn: anklet
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