Definition of bobby socks in English:

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bobby socks

Pronunciation: /ˈbäbē säks/
(also bobby sox)

plural noun

North American dated
Short socks reaching just above the ankle (used chiefly in the 1940s and 1950s to refer to the socks worn by teenage girls).
Example sentences
  • In Isis, a young girl with a small, sweet smile poses shyly in a short white dress, bobby socks and a wedding veil.
  • Elizabeth dresses in pinafores, bobby sox, and Keds.
  • The 1950s featured bobby socks, crew cuts, Hogan caps and persimmon.


1940s: compare with bob2 in the sense 'cut short'.

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Syllabification: bob·by socks

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