socks that reach above the ankle and are sometimes folded down to the ankle.
indicating or associated with the wearing of bobbysocks; adolescent:
strictly a bobbysocks crowd; the bobbysocks generation.
Months ago colored bobby sox folded at the top were decreed, not by anyone or any group but, as usual, by a sudden mysterious and universal acceptance of the new idea. Now no teen-ager dares wear anything but pure white socks without a fold. [“Life” magazine, Dec. 11, 1944]
an adolescent girl, especially during the 1940s, following youthful fads and fashions. noun (informal, mainly US) an adolescent girl wearing bobby socks, esp in the 1940s
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a slightly cupped ring placed over the socket of a candleholder to catch the drippings of a candle.
noun (angling) a small buoyant float, usually consisting of a quill stuck through a piece of cork