half hose

  1. short hose; socks.

Origin of half hose

First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby half hose

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use half hose in a sentence

  • From the wealthiest Baboo to the commonest fruit seller, half hose or full stockings are very commonly used.

    The Hindoos as they Are | Shib Chunder Bose
  • The principal trade of other districts is hose and half-hose, made from the wool of the sheep native to the district.

  • His firm little legs, in half hose and presumably white knickers, were spread apart and his hands were in his pockets.

    Truxton King | George Barr McCutcheon
  • Where do shop-walkers get their "half-hose," "vest" (for waistcoat), "neckwear," "footwear" and similar words?

    Why we should read | S. P. B. Mais