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British pronunciation/bˈɒbɪsˌɒk/
American pronunciation/bˈɑːbɪsˌɑːk/

an ankle-high sock that were popularized in the 1940s and 1950s, often worn with saddle shoes or loafers

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bobbysock definition and meaning

What is a "bobbysock"?

A bobbysock, also referred to as bobby sox, is a type of ankle-length sock that became popular in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s. They were often worn by teenage girls as part of the "sock hop" subculture, which involved dancing to rock and roll music in school gymnasiums. Bobbysocks were typically made of white cotton and featured a folded cuff at the top. They were commonly paired with saddle shoes or loafers, and sometimes adorned with ribbons or other decorations. The term "bobby sock" is thought to have originated from the use of the word "bob" to describe short hairstyles, which were also popular among young women during this period.

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