christmas stocking

Christ·mas stock·ing
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kris-muh s stok-ing]
    • /ˈkrɪs məs ˈstɒk ɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kris-muh s stok-ing]
    • /ˈkrɪs məs ˈstɒk ɪŋ/

Definitions of christmas stocking words

  • countable noun christmas stocking A Christmas stocking is a long sock which children hang up on Christmas Eve. During the night, parents fill the stocking with small presents. 3
  • noun christmas stocking a stocking hung up by children on Christmas Eve for Santa Claus to fill with presents 3
  • noun christmas stocking a stocking or stocking-shaped bag traditionally hung on a mantelpiece or Christmas tree by children on Christmas Eve to hold small gifts that Santa Claus is credited with bringing. 1
  • noun christmas stocking long sock: for gifts 1
  • noun christmas stocking A stocking hung up by a child on Christmas Eve to be filled with gifts, ostensibly by Santa Claus. 0

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Origin of christmas stocking

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55

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Parts of speech for Christmas stocking


christmas stocking popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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