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- (General American) IPA(key): /sɑk/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /sɒk/
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- Rhymes: -ɒk
- From Middle English socke, sokke, sok, from Old English socc (“sock, light shoe, slipper”), a West Germanic borrowing from Latin soccus (“a light shoe or slipper, buskin”), from Ancient Greek σύκχος (súkkhos, “a kind of shoe”), probably from Phrygian or another language from Asia Minor. Cognate with Scots sok (“sock, stocking”), West Frisian sok (“sock”), Dutch sok (“sock”), German Socke (“sock”), Danish sok, sokke (“sock”), Swedish sock, socka (“sock”), Icelandic sokkur (“sock”).
- A knitted or woven covering for the foot
- A shoe worn by Greco-Roman comedy actors
- A violent blow, punch
- A shortened version of (Internet) sock puppet
- "For enemies near are enemies known though socks are a bother he feels at last not alone"
- (firearms, informal) a gun sock
covering for the foot
- Unknown, but compare Portuguese soco ("a hit with one's hand; a punch").
- (transitive) To hit or strike violently
- (intransitive) To deliver a blow
- They may let you off the first time, but the second time they'll sock it to you. — James Jones
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sock (plural socks)
Declension of sock