- socks that reach above the ankle and are sometimes folded down to the ankle.
- indicating or associated with the wearing of bobbysocks; adolescent: strictly a bobbysocks crowd; the bobbysocks generation.
- ankle-length socks worn by teenage girls, esp in the US in the 1940s
Months ago colored bobby sox folded at the top were decreed, not by anyone or any group but, as usual, by a sudden mysterious and universal acceptance of the new idea. Now no teen-ager dares wear anything but pure white socks without a fold. [“Life” magazine, Dec. 11, 1944]