noun, plural hose for 2, 3; hos·es for 1, 4, 5; (Archaic) hos·en [hoh-zuh n] /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).
Origin of hose
Related formshose·less, adjectivehose·like, adjectiveun·hosed, adjective
Examples from the Web for hosen
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