hosier

[hoh-zher]
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noun

a person who makes or deals in hose or stockings or goods knitted or woven like hose.

Nearby words

  1. hosel,
  2. hosen,
  3. hoser,
  4. hosey,
  5. hoshana rabbah,
  6. hosiery,
  7. hosing,
  8. hosp.,
  9. hospice,
  10. hospitable

Origin of hosier

First recorded in 1375–1425, hosier is from the late Middle English word hosiare. See hose, -ier1

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British Dictionary definitions for hosier

hosier

noun

a person who sells stockings, etc
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Word Origin and History for hosier

hosier

n.

late 14c., hosyere "hose-maker" (attested as a surname from late 12c.), from hose (n.) + -ier, French-influenced agent noun suffix.

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