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DEFINITION: n., 1. The process by which pairs of socks are washed, dried, and then separated perhaps never to be reunited again. 2. The place where lost socks disappear to. v. To lose your mate in the wash.

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Created by: Redrover

Pronunciation: sock + widow

Sentence: Newlywed Nancy had heard terrible horror stories from her friends about what happened to mated pairs and she was so afraid to let either her socks or her new husband anywhere near the washing machine.

Etymology: soc - lovely mated pairs that caress your feet; widow - what women become when they lose the person who caresses their feet


Actually, I should have spelled this word as soquidow... - Redrover, 2008-01-09: 15:25:00


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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: sock-a-tour-ee

Sentence: Steven looked down at his mismatched feet knowing that now all his pairs of socks had a mate go on to sockatory some time after the rinse cycle, never to be found again. He wondered if it was all a conspiracy dreamed up by the fruit guys at Fruit of the Loom as he headed out to the store to buy more socks.

Etymology: purgatory + sock


Love your conspiracy theory. - Tigger, 2008-01-10: 03:17:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:53:00

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 13:57:00 Reminds me of the old Laugh-In expression ... "sock it to me" ... which sockatory did for me! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:02:00


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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SOK-uh-biss

Sentence: Brenda was convinced that there was a sockabyss somewhere in the bowels of the laundromat because every time she did laundry for her husband Rob, one or more of his socks would come up missing.

Etymology: Blend of 'sock' (a short stocking usually reaching to the calf or just above the ankle) and 'abyss' (a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; vast chasm)

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sok greg ay shun

Sentence: The process of sockgregation on laundry day leads to many casualties. More hosiery pairs are torn apart in the dryer than married couples in Reno, darn it!

Etymology: Sock (hosiery;woolly covering for feet and ankles) & Segregation (the act of segregating or sequestering)

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Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: black-holz

Sentence: Marnie knew if she could just find the secret portal into the blackholse, she would wander into a sock-filled utopia where errant socks and other miscellaneous garments were lined up in an orderly fashion just waiting to be reunited with their mates or owners. So obsessed was she that her husband came home to find the washer and dryer disassembled and the beginnings of a hole dug into the laundry room floor. From that moment on, Marnie and her husband never spoke of the blackholse again, and Marnie started wearing those little disposable foot covers they have in shoe stores for trying on shoes without socks.

Etymology: Mash-up of black hole and hose


metrohumanx Very thorough- a strong scientific foundation, with overtones of Hitchcock and Poe, yet with a happy ending. Remarkable. - metrohumanx, 2008-11-06: 12:00:00


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Created by: bananabender

Pronunciation: Rhymes with rock-a-bye-baby

Sentence: Each time one of his rare cartoon character socks went awol from his bulging sock drawer, (as socks are wont to do), my aging wannabe rock singer dad would lament its disappearance by singing his Sockabyebaby ballad for days on end.

Etymology: sock + rock-a-bye (lullaby) + baby (sweetheart as in a pop song)


very funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-09: 10:33:00

Luv the sentence! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:48:00

chuckling even more ... watch out for child and family protective services who might go after those sockabyebabies! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 14:01:00


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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: dis-SOK-uh-peyt

Sentence: Oh, sweet mystery of life, where do dahlgrens go when they dissockipate? Perhaps there should be a "duhrection" on socks warning that one will almost certainly "dissockipate!"

Etymology: Blend of SOCK & DISSIPATE: to scatter completely; to disperse & to disappear; used especially, of the dispersion of things that can never again be collected or restored. DAHLGRENS: an expensive brand of socks.


nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-09: 10:45:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hoze/taj

Sentence: We have reports of several hosetage situations taking place in a new subdivision where LG washers have been installed. We now believe LG stands for last gasp and several socks have lost their mates to the dreaded spin cycle gang.

Etymology: hose + hostage


Love the sentence, (perhaps LG also stands for Lost Garments)... - Tigger, 2008-01-10: 00:21:00

Great sentence;luv the word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-10: 16:52:00


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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: sok/oh/pathy

Sentence: The sockchopathy of lost socks has long been debated but remains a sockratic mystery.

Etymology: psychopathy + sock + path

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Created by: denise

Pronunciation: sok-NUL-i-tee

Sentence: The constant and frequent socknullity every laundry day forced the young couple to wear flip flops to work.

Etymology: blend of sock + nullity (null, nonexistence)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by sipsoccer. Thank you sipsoccer. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 14:48:00
Your humorous definition brought us all a lot of laughs and a lot of fun words were created. Good one, sipsoccer.

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 14:54:00
James ... your cartoon for this daffynition has me roaring with laughter every time I look at it. Can't help wondering if you have a daughter with a boyfriend that inspired it ??? !!! It's a good thing there's no such thing as a cannibal dryer! Yet!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-06: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by sipsoccer. Thank you sipsoccer. ~ James

GossaMcqueen - 2013-01-16: 19:14:00
please, i made a mistake and posted wrongly - how do i remove my Word?