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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Canadian Slang A clumsy, boorish person, especially an uncouth, beer-drinking man.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Back when Hockey was played on frozen ponds and lakes the losers of the hockey game would have to hose the lakes to become clean, smooth ice. They were tagged "Hosers".
  • n. A clumsy, boorish person, especially an uncouth, beer-drinking man.
  • n. A person whose self interest often outweighs any ethical considerations.
  • n. Not an overtly criminal individual, but one known to participate in petty infractions and rule bending. Example: A hoser would consume food or alcoholic beverages, typically pizza and beer, with complete disregard to ownership or sharing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English variant of hosier.

Etymologies

From hose ("to siphon gasoline from automobile gas tanks"). (Wiktionary)

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