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sock

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Etymology 1Edit

Socks

NounEdit

sock (plural socks or sox) (sox is informal and non-standard)

  1. A knitted or woven covering for the foot
  2. A shoe worn by Greco-Roman comedy actors
  3. A violent blow, punch
  4. (Internet slang) sock puppet
  5. (firearms, informal) a gun sock
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Etymology 2Edit

  • Unknown, but compare Portuguese soco ("a hit with one's hand; a punch").

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VerbEdit

sock (third-person singular simple present socks, present participle socking, simple past and past participle socked)

  1. (transitive) To hit or strike violently; to deliver a blow to.
    They may let you off the first time, but the second time they'll sock it to you. — James Jones
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Etymology 3Edit

French soc, Late Latin soccus, perhaps of Celtic origin.

NounEdit

sock (plural socks)

  1. A ploughshare.
    • D. Brewster, The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia
      In Wexford, the beam is shorter than in any of the other counties, and the sock in general is of cast iron.

SwedishEdit

Socks

NounEdit

sock c

  1. sock

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