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bobby socks

Syllabification: bob·by socks
(also bobby sox)

Definition of bobby socks in English:

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.

Origin

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

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