Pronunciation: (sok),[key] —n., —pl.socks or, for 1, alsosox. 1. a short stocking usually reaching to the calf or just above the ankle.
2. a lightweight shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman comic actors.
3. comic writing for the theater; comedy or comic drama. Cf. buskin (def. 4).
4. Furniture.a raised vertical area of a club or pad foot.
5. knock one's or the socks off. See knock (def. 20).