Socket to me (Sock it to me)


What does Socket to me (Sock it to me) mean?

“Socket to me” correctly written as sock it to me is a slang expression with a similar meaning to toss it to me.

Sock it is an expression, often used with a meaning of delivering a hard blow or a strike, both metaphorically and literally.

“Sock it to me” can be used for telling someone to pass something to you, or tell you the uncomfortable truth.


What's the origin of Socket to me (Sock it to me)?

The expression would be present in American English since the 1880’s, however it would come and go out of fashion by the turn of the 20th century.

It first emerged in England in the 1920’s, with moderate success.

Spread & Usage

How did Socket to me (Sock it to me) spread?

“Sock it to me” would only start turning viral in the 1960’s, appearing in various contexts, including softball and baseball, as well as the television program “Laugh In” in 1967.

It was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2003.

“Socket to me” wouldn’t be an expression until the late 2010’s, when people who didn’t know the meaning of “sock it to me” started Googling “socket to me” in order to find answers.

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