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[silk-stok-ing] /ˈsɪlkˈstɒk ɪŋ/
rich or luxurious in dress.
aristocratic or wealthy:
a silk-stocking neighborhood.
a person who dresses richly or luxuriously.
an aristocratic or wealthy person.
Origin of silk-stocking
1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Examples from the Web for silk-stocking
Contemporary Examples
  • They parachuted these silk-stocking lawyers into the area, offer quick settlements and get the victims to sign these waivers.

Historical Examples
  • Didnt suppose you silk-stocking bunch in Sohmer ever had to work!

    Full-Back Foster Ralph Henry Barbour
  • They were not influenced in the least by the silk-stocking reform view of Mr. Platt.

    Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt
  • Here is your aristocrat, one of your silk-stocking gentry, at your service.

    Lincoln's Yarns and Stories Alexander K. McClure
  • I knew both the machine and the silk-stocking reformers fairly well, from many years' close association with them.

    Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt
  • Meanwhile, what became of the once aristocratic Opposition, with its 'silk-stocking gentry,' as they were termed?

Slang definitions & phrases for silk-stocking

Silicon Valley

noun phrase

The Santa Clara Valley south of San Francisco in California: smack in the middle of Silicon Valley

[1974+; fr the concentration of manufacturers of silicon chips for computers, watches, etc, in the Santa Clara Valley]

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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