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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: stock 'stocking' (15-19 centuries)

stocking

noun
     
Related topics: Clothes
stock‧ing [countable usually plural]
1DCC a thin close-fitting piece of clothing that covers a woman's leg and foot [↪ tights]
2 old-fashionedDCC a man's sock
3

in your stockinged/stocking feet

not wearing any shoes

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