(also bobby sox)
plural nounNorth American dated
Short socks reaching just above the ankle, as worn by teenage girls in the 1940s and 1950s.
- 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.
Compare with bob2 in the sense 'cut short'.
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