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Slang definitions & phrases for sockdollager

sock 2


  1. A place where money is kept, esp saved; also, savings collectively: Every dollar that he will receive for the current four-year term will go into the family sock (1924+)
  2. A box, bag, safe, etc, where money is kept (1930s+ Underworld)

[fr the use of a sock as a container; one reference of 1698 indicates that sock meant ''pocket'' in underworld slang]

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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