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stocking

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From stock (cover with material) +‎ -ing. Corruption of old plural -en, i.e. stocken, now singular.

A woman wearing bronze nylon stockings

NounEdit

stocking (plural stockings)

  1. A soft garment worn on the foot and lower leg, usually knit or woven, worn under shoes or other footwear.
    A pair of stockings.
Usage notesEdit
  • Stocking may refer either to men's socks or to women's hose, but rarely to socks when worn by women. However, this usage appears somewhat variable.
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Etymology 2Edit

From stock +‎ -ing.

VerbEdit

stocking

  1. Present participle of stock.
    I've almost finished stocking these groceries.

ReferencesEdit

  • stocking in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911