Definition of socking in US English:



  • as submodifier Used for emphasis.

    ‘a brooch with a socking great diamond in the middle’
    • ‘There's a socking big tap on the inlet manifold.’
    • ‘Then walk five minutes to the socking great Roman arena, where they've replaced men vs. lions with men vs. bulls.’
    • ‘For socking great nosefuls of scent, plant Albertine, a lovely, vigorous old climbing rose, with rich salmon-pink flowers every summer.’
    • ‘The crew travels in a Biodiesel powered RV [recreational vehicle], a socking huge thing with a garage in the back half.’
    • ‘Most of our summer visitors are, of course, really nice, sometimes even when they come down from London in a socking big car.’
    extremely, very, really, thoroughly, exceedingly, immensely, incredibly, amazingly, remarkably, exceptionally, uncommonly, extraordinarily, perfectly, truly, simply, positive, positively, downright
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