noun, plural hose for 2, 3; hos·es for 1, 4, 5; (Archaic) hos·en [hoh-zuhn]. /ˈhoʊ zən/.
- an article of clothing for the leg, extending from about the knee to the ankle and worn with knee breeches.
- (used with a plural verb) knee breeches.
- (used with a plural verb) tights, as were worn with, and usually attached to, a doublet.
verb (used with object), hosed, hos·ing.
- to cheat, trick, or take advantage of.
- to defeat decisively.
- to reject.
- Chiefly Military. to attack or assault (an area) in order to gain control quickly (sometimes followed by down).
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Origin of hose
OTHER WORDS FROM hosehoseless, adjectivehoselike, adjectiveun·hosed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for hose
Each man of us has a Galician selle, And moreover with the jackboots are our hosen covered well.The Lay of the Cid|R. Selden Rose
So she did off hosen and shoon, and I led her by the hand, and it took her but up to mid-leg.The Water of the Wondrous Isles|William Morris
Dolly's best gowns came out of lavender, and Morgan set the tailor busy upon new doublet and hosen.Sea-Dogs All!|Tom Bevan
Drawers was hose, or hosen,now applied to the lining for trousers.A Dictionary of Slang, Cant, and Vulgar Words|A London Antiquary
I met the young damsel yesterday, and I think she wore no hosen.Maid Sally|Harriet A. Cheever