archaic The theatrical profession; drama.
More example sentences
- Mills said he had given up his trade of glue-making for the sock and buskin, and he hoped soon to have an engagement at one of the minors.
- In the seclusion of a then inland Calvinistic college the seductions of the drama still pursued him, and sock and buskin made their prints all along the pages of the ‘Pastime.’
Definition of sock and buskin in:
- The US English dictionary