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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [silk stok-ing]
    • /sɪlk ˈstɒk ɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [silk stok-ing]
    • /sɪlk ˈstɒk ɪŋ/

Definitions of silk-stocking word

  • adjective silk-stocking rich or luxurious in dress. 1
  • adjective silk-stocking aristocratic or wealthy: a silk-stocking neighborhood. 1
  • noun silk-stocking a person who dresses richly or luxuriously. 1
  • noun silk-stocking an aristocratic or wealthy person. 1

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Origin of silk-stocking

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
First recorded in 1590-1600

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Parts of speech for Silk-stocking


silk-stocking popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for silk-stocking

noun silk-stocking

  • bitterender — a person who persists until the bitter end without compromising or yielding; diehard.
  • blue blood — If you say that someone has blue blood, you mean that they are from a family that has a high social rank.
  • brahman — a member of the highest or priestly caste in the Hindu caste system
  • classicist — A classicist is someone who studies the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, especially their languages, literature, and philosophy.
  • conservative — A Conservative politician or voter is a member of or votes for the Conservative Party in Britain.

Antonyms for silk-stocking

noun silk-stocking

  • liberal — favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.

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