sock

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Etymology 1[edit]

Socks

Noun[edit]

sock (plural socks or sox)

  1. A knitted or woven covering for the foot
  2. A shoe worn by Greco-Roman comedy actors
  3. A violent blow, punch
  4. A shortened version of (Internet) sock puppet
    "For enemies near are enemies known though socks are a bother he feels at last not alone"[1]
  5. (firearms, informal) a gun sock
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  1. ^ RationalWiki

Etymology 2[edit]

  • Unknown, but compare Portuguese soco ("a hit with one's hand; a punch").

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Verb[edit]

sock (third-person singular simple present socks, present participle socking, simple past and past participle socked)

  1. (transitive) To hit or strike violently
  2. (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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Etymology 3[edit]

French soc, Late Latin soccus, perhaps of Celtic origin.

Noun[edit]

sock (plural socks)

  1. A ploughshare.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edin. Encyc. to this entry?)

Swedish[edit]

Socks

Noun[edit]

sock c

  1. sock

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