Hosier Ho"sier, n. One who deals in hose or stocking, or in goods knit or woven like hose. [1913 Webster]

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  • hosier — late 14c., hosyere “hose maker” (attested as a surname from late 12c.), from HOSE (Cf. hose) (n.) + ier, French influenced agent noun suffix …   Etymology dictionary

  • hosier — [hō′zhər] n. [ME < hose, HOSE] 1. a person who makes or sells hosiery 2. Brit. HABERDASHER …   English World dictionary

  • Hosier — This is an English surname of pre medieval origins. It has two possible origins, the first is from the Olde English pre 7th century word hosa , and as such was an occupational surname for a maker or seller of stockings and socks. The second is… …   Surnames reference

  • hosier — noun One who deals in hose or stocking, or in goods knit or woven like hose. William Blakes father was a hosier. See Also: hosiery …   Wiktionary

  • hosier — /hoh zheuhr/, n. a person who makes or deals in hose or stockings or goods knitted or woven like hose. [1375 1425; late ME hosiare. See HOSE, IER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hosier — ho|sier [ houziər ] noun count OLD FASHIONED someone who sells or makes hosiery …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hosier — ho·sier || həʊʒər / zɪə n. person who makes and sells hosiery …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hosier — [ həʊzɪə] noun a manufacturer or seller of hosiery …   English new terms dictionary

  • hosier — noun (C) old fashioned someone who sells socks and men s underwear …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hosier — ho·sier …   English syllables

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