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half hose

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noun
  1. short hose; socks.

Origin of half hose

First recorded in 1850–55
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Historical Examples

  • Where do shop-walkers get their "half-hose," "vest" (for waistcoat), "neckwear," "footwear" and similar words?

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    S. P. B. Mais

  • The principal trade of other districts is hose and half-hose, made from the wool of the sheep native to the district.