from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Wealthy; aristocratic: a silk-stocking district; silk-stocking prep schools.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Wearing silk stockings (which among men were formerly worn chiefly by the luxurious or aristocratic); hence, elegantly dressed; aristocratic; luxurious; -- chiefly applied to men, often by way of reproach.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who wears silk stockings; hence, a person of luxurious habits.
- n. One of the well-to-do or ‘aristocratic’ members of the community or of a party: applied particularly to certain members of the Whig party in the United States in the second quarter of the nineteenth century.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. women's stockings made from a sheer material (nylon or rayon or silk)
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