Definition of stocking noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    stocking

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈstɒkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːkɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1 either of a pair of thin pieces of clothing that fit closely over a woman’s legs and feet a pair of silk stockings compare tights see also body stocking
  2. 2= Christmas stocking
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from stock in the dialect sense ‘stocking’ + -ing.Extra examples I’ve ripped my stockings again. Santa will be filling the stockings at Christmas time. She laddered her stocking on a bramble bush. She slowly peeled off one stocking. The stockings were hung by the chimney. This book is a light-hearted Christmas stocking filler/​stuffer. trinkets you can use to fill a Christmas stockingIdioms
    in your stocking(ed) feet
     
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    wearing socks or stockings but not shoes
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stocking