silk-stocking

[silk-stok-ing]
adjective
1.
rich or luxurious in dress.
2.
aristocratic or wealthy: a silk-stocking neighborhood.
noun
3.
a person who dresses richly or luxuriously.
4.
an aristocratic or wealthy person.

Origin:
1590–1600

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