Definition of sock and buskin in English:

sock and buskin

phrase

Archaic
  • The theatrical profession; drama.

    • ‘In the seclusion of a then inland Calvinistic college the seductions of the drama still pursued him, and sock and buskin made their prints all along the pages of the ‘Pastime.’’
    • ‘Mills said he had given up his trade of glue-making for the sock and buskin, and he hoped soon to have an engagement at one of the minors.’