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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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It was a superb all-round team performance with every player working their sweaty socks off to earn their first points of the season.
There's not a snowball's chance the y will take extra games against the Sweaty Socks.
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They call us 'sweaty socks' and stuff like that but we're now MacJules and MacHyam.
The pirates say things like 'Sweaty Socks', 'Squeaky Pants', they have nits and fleas and even a ferret in their beards.
"Stop leaving our sweaty socks in the other lads' bunks on the tourbus," offers Josh Cuthbert.
Feet also rub against fungus-friendly surfaces such as sweaty socks and locker room floors.
It used to be a scary dark cupboard that smelled of sweaty socks and 'fiery Jack' muscle spray.
These microorganisms thrive in warm, moist places - sweaty socks or tight-fitting shoes are favourite environments.
When CND supporter Miss Clemson - whose teacherly tone was exactly right - launched into the history of Truman, Hiroshima and paper cranes, I could almost smell the sweaty socks of the sports hall, it became so lessony.
Watching Blues boss Alex McLeish will not have seen anything to give him a restless night - the tea will have tasted like sweaty socks in the home dressing room.
There's no money in the West Ham coffers, or even in their sweaty socks. In fact, I hear they can't even afford a coffer, whatever that is.