- a person who makes or deals in hose or stockings or goods knitted or woven like hose.
Origin of hosier
Examples from the Web for hosier
Historical Examples of hosier
There was never any ice on the window-panes like there was at the grocer's and the hosier's opposite.L'Assommoir
Did you see among the embassy, that big ambassador who is a hosier?
This hosier was an equal, who had just held his own before monsieur the cardinal.
Another person, John Mason, a hosier, occupied one-half of the tenement.The Town
He was the son of a hosier, whose real name was not O'Neill, as some have maintained.Egoists
- a person who sells stockings, etc
Word Origin and History for hosier
late 14c., hosyere "hose-maker" (attested as a surname from late 12c.), from hose (n.) + -ier, French-influenced agent noun suffix.