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silk-stocking

[silk-stok-ing] /ˈsɪlkˈstɒk ɪŋ/
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
1590-1600
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  • Mostly they made it to the big silk-stocking firms but failed there.
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silk-stocking

adjective

Wealthy; affluent: a silk-stocking neighborhood (1812+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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