hosiery

[hoh-zhuh-ree]

noun

stockings or socks of any kind.
the business of a hosier.

Nearby words

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

Origin of hosiery

First recorded in 1780–90; hosier + -y3

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British Dictionary definitions for hosiery

hosiery

noun

stockings, socks, and knitted underclothing collectively
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Word Origin and History for hosiery

hosiery

n.

stocking collectively, 1775, from hosier + -y (1). As "factory where hose is made," from 1803.

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