Pronunciation Noun


  1. A knitted or woven covering for the foot.
  2. A shoe worn by Greco-Roman comedy actors.
  3. A color pattern (usually white) on a cat's lower leg that is different from the color pattern on the rest of the cat, thus giving it the impression of a wearing a sock.
  4. (WMF jargon) A sock puppet.
  5. (firearms, informal) A gun sock.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: soco
  • Russian: уда́р

sock (not comparable)

  1. (slang, dated) Extremely successful.
    • 1960, Billboard magazine reviewer
      Sock performance on a catchy rhythm ditty with infectious tempo.
  • socko

sock (plural socks)

  1. (slang) A violent blow; a punch.

sock (socks, present participle socking; past and past participle socked)

  1. (slang, transitive) To hit or strike violently; to deliver a blow to.
    • 1951, J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 13:
      What you should be is not yellow at all. If you're supposed to sock somebody in the jaw, and you sort of feel like doing it, you should do it.
    • 1951, James Jones, From Here to Eternity, Book Four:
      They may let you off the first time because you're new maybe. But the second time they'll sock it to you, give you a couple of days in the Hole, then throw you in Number Two.
  2. (slang, transitive) To throw.

sock (plural socks)

  1. A ploughshare.
    • D. Brewster, The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia
      In Wexford, the beam is shorter than in any of the other counties, and the sock in general is of cast iron.

sock (plural socks)

  1. (computing, networking) Abbreviation of socket#English|socket.

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