sweaty sock

sweaty sock

An offensive Cockney rhyming slang for "Jock," itself an offensive slang word or term of address for a Scottish person (derived from the Scottish variant for the name "Jack"). Primarily heard in UK. Oy, sweaty sock! Why don't you move back north and leave our jobs alone! The opposition keeps calling us sweaty socks to invalidate our call for Scottish independence.
See also: sock

sweat sock

n. an athlete; a jock. (Usually plural.) I live in a dorm with a bunch of sweat socks. They feed us well, anyway.
See also: sock, sweat
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Sometimes when you are stuck on a train at rush hour is like being in an old sweaty sock basket!" Tony Harvey "The sheer unreliability of the metro is the very reason I started driving to work.
The Australians I know would drink out of a sweaty sock if you could find a way for it to hold alcohol.
That involves a Moon family meal at the Vic, and then Hev fumigating the Moon boys' house in an attempt to get rid of "that chip pan and sweaty sock smell".
A hot day may give the entire area the aroma of a sweaty sock. Don't keep valuables in sight - at best, lock them up.
It refers to "sweaty sock" which rhymes with "Jock", Mr Brazil, of course, having worn the shirt of Scotland.
Coral unveiled the price, under the guise of the Sweaty Sock Race, as Jefferies revealed he will take over at Valley Parade on Monday, two weeks after parting company with Hearts and Chris Hutchings' sacking by Bradford.
"You can smell a spirit - spirits leave off a sweaty sock smell," he said.
When I say 'valuables bag,' I really mean the left-back's sweaty sock.
Sweaty - that's cockney rhyming slang for sweaty sock, geddit?
The it's off to 'sweaty sock' land for Hamilton's 6.05 where I hope Mark Lawson will leave us FEELING FRESH.
Yorkshiremen are known to "say what they mean and mean what they bloody well say" and as a "sweaty sock" left reeling by last night's Wembley woe I'll be subject to the kind of slaughtering from my amigos south of the wall today not witnessed since Mel Gibson's entrails were hung out to dry.
Good evening everyone up there in Sweaty Sock land, here's Charlie Nick, Pat Nevin, quick word, thanks lads, over to the stadium, lovely national anthems, back after the break, and they're off.
I've also been called a sweaty sock (Jock) and a "fat Scotch p***k".
The players don't necessarily need the money, but you could probably say the same about the tennis tealeaf who has nicked so many wallets out of locker rooms at Wimbledon that players will soon go on court, like Sunday League footballers, with a valuables bag, their cash and jewellery wrapped in a sweaty sock (so long as Andy Murray isn't otherwise engaged).
A SCOTTISH abattoir worker yesterday lost his claim for racism after he said English colleagues called him "sweaty sock", "Scottie" and "Jock".