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Christmas stocking Syllabification: Christ·mas stock·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkrisməs ˌstäkiNG/

Definition of Christmas stocking in English:


A long sock or similar receptacle hung up by children on Christmas Eve for Santa Claus to fill with presents.
Example sentences
  • Three quarters of Irish men are hoping to find their Christmas stocking filled with a CD, DVD or video and electronic goods such as TVs, video players or DVD players.
  • It's definitely one for the Christmas stocking.
  • Oranges were once the staple of Christmas stockings.
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