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Definition of "sock" []

  • A short stocking reaching a point between the ankle and the knee. (noun)
  • Meteorology A windsock. (noun)
  • A light shoe worn by comic actors in ancient Greek and Roman plays. (noun)
  • Comic drama; comedy: "He . . . knew all niceties of the sock and buskin” ( Byron). (noun)
  • To provide with socks. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sock" in a sentence
  • "I've never meant this site or those posts to be a screed against IDI, but I have used the disparaging term sock puppets because of the lack of clarity that they've used in presenting NMRC material to reporters and the public."
  • "I guess the real question is what one defines as a sock puppet?"
  • "Any move to add an Orioles player with any kind of sock is a wise one."