- a person who makes or deals in hose or stockings or goods knitted or woven like hose.
Origin of hosier
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Examples from the Web for 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
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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.
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