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sock hop

dated A school dance, typically one held in the school gymnasium. At one time, students were required to remove their shoes to avoid damaging the gym floor, and thus danced in their socks. Popular in the 1950s, the term now usually refers to events meant to emulate the aesthetic of that time. Primarily heard in US. The student council originally wanted to make the homecoming dance a sock hop, but I told them no teenager would want to come to that.
See also: hop, sock

sock hop

n. a dance party where everyone dances in stocking feet. (From the 1950s.) Sock hops were popular in schools that had expensive wooden floors in their gymnasiums.
See also: hop, sock

sock hop

A school dance. Back in the days when school dances were held in gymnasiums, students were requested to remove their shoes, which would otherwise scratch the varnished and polished floor. It being the bobby-sox era, kids Lindy-hopped and slow-danced in their socked feet, and the events became known as sock hops.
See also: hop, sock
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then she said, "Yep, I really wanted to come to the sock hop tonight, so I called my boss and convinced him I was too sick to go to work."
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Hayloft Steppers Square Dance Club "Sock Hop '50s night, Caller will be Ted Lizotte & Matt Auger and the cuer will be Birgit Maguire.
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