Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Wealthy; aristocratic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who wears silk stockings; hence, a person of luxurious habits.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun women's stockings made from a sheer material (nylon or rayon or silk)

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Examples

  • Allen, who had grudgingly admitted to being the “silk-stocking” candidate in contrast to the rest of the field, was taunted by his own self-description.

    Burial for a King

  • Allen, who had grudgingly admitted to being the “silk-stocking” candidate in contrast to the rest of the field, was taunted by his own self-description.

    Burial for a King

  • Lunch menu €58; tasting menus €80, €120 and €150; à la carte €90Since most of Paris's storied brasseries are now owned by corporate chains and serve wiltingly mediocre food, it's a pleasure to head to one of the last remaining independent ones in a quiet corner of the silk-stocking 16th arrondissement for a fine feed of such well-prepared French classics as onion soup, escargots, sole meunière, steak tartare, roast lamb and other Gallic standards.

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  • Allen, who had grudgingly admitted to being the “silk-stocking” candidate in contrast to the rest of the field, was taunted by his own self-description.

    Burial for a King

  • Allen, who had grudgingly admitted to being the “silk-stocking” candidate in contrast to the rest of the field, was taunted by his own self-description.

    Burial for a King

  • If Clancy is correct that a silk-stocking contingent from St. Charles Ave did in fact stroke Bernazzani, my initial reaction is: Why don't they like the thought of Arnie Fielkow for mayor?

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  • If you're a fan of bona fide silk-stocking luxury hotels, the Mandarin is a superb new option.www. mandarinoriental.com

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  • If Clancy is correct that a silk-stocking contingent from St. Charles Ave did in fact stroke Bernazzani, my initial reaction is: Why don't they like the thought of Arnie Fielkow for mayor?

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • On one side of the room were silk-stocking bank CEOs who had to admit that they had not really used their bailout money the way they promised they would.

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