Top Definition
to shut up. usually expressed in the form of a request.
will you put a sock in it? i'm trying to study here.
by themarcuscreature February 10, 2005
1 more definition
Currently means "Be Quit" or "Shut up".

Originally meant "Turn the Volume down."

In the days before Electricity there was no Volume Control on a record player (Gramophone) so the only way to reduce the volume down was to "Put a sock" (Or other item) in the speaker to muffle it.
Two kids are playing noisily, and their Dad shouts at them "Put a sock in it you two, I am on the Phone!"
by Dorsai December 20, 2010

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