Ryan’s Word 4/3: sockdolager

Posted by on Apr 3, 2011 in Word of the Day | 2 comments

Today’s word is sockdolager: a decisive blow.

When he first wrote it, I asked if it had to do with drinking beer in your socks. He didn’t find my comment particularly funny. I don’t think he had enough coffee today.

Alan, he assures me this word is not in Televators. 🙂


  1. Interesting words he finds, even though I already knew a couple that you listed.

    This one though I think I would have said something about Someone telling the future by looking and smelling old sock.

    And this word reminds me of some of the words a Marilyn vos Savant makes up, she thinks we need certain words we don’t have. She has a column in the Parade magazine, most of the column deals with answering questions though.


    • Believe it or not, he doesn’t go out and find them. They just float around in his head. I’ve actually accused him of making a few of them up, but they are always real words.

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