Origin of hosier
Examples from the Web for hosier
The hosier hurried forward, obviously anticipating a princely order for tweeds at war prices.
Did you see among the embassy, that big ambassador who is a hosier?Notre-Dame de Paris|Victor Hugo
Poor Vondel kept a hosier's shop, which he left to the care of his wife, while he indulged his poetical genius.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Isaac D'Israeli
His party feeling probably inspired Admiral Hosier's Ghost , a ballad still remembered and preserved in anthologies.The Age of Pope|John Dennis
There was never any ice on the window-panes like there was at the grocer's and the hosier's opposite.L'Assommoir|Emile Zola
late 14c., hosyere "hose-maker" (attested as a surname from late 12c.), from hose (n.) + -ier, French-influenced agent noun suffix.