American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Socks and stockings; hose.
- n. Chiefly British Stockings, socks, and underclothing.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Specifically, hose of all kinds for the foot and leg; stockings and socks collectively; by extension, the whole class of goods in which a hosier deals; the stock of a hosier.
- n. A factory where stockings, undergarments, etc., are woven by machinery.
- n. The business of a hosier
- n. undergarments worn on the legs, such as socks, stockings, and pantyhose
- n. the business of a hosier
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The business of a hosier.
- n. Stockings, in general; goods knit or woven like hose.
- n. socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)
- hosier + -y (Wiktionary)
- hosier, maker of stockings (from Middle English, from hose, a stocking; see hose) + -y2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Oct. 27, 1939: Women crowd into a department store in Wilmington, DE to snatch up a new kind of hosiery created at the nearby Dupont plant.”
“I laughed, and told him 'He had better keep his mind on the team, and not think about such things as the kind of hosiery I was wearing, that he must not look upon me as a dry-goods window.”
“The Acme Hosiery Mills, of which D.B. McCrary is President, manufactures a large line of hosiery which is sold over a wide territory.”
“At the very least, a VS store is a few steps above the Indian "hosiery" store where storekeeprs would shout "Ei namaa to opor theke ekta aath-threesh boudir jonne" (Ei throw down a 38 for "boudi" here) with all the subtlety of Shatabdi Express and where Gopal ganjee”
“The guests seat themselves, as at a fashionable party, in a semicircle, and the gayety of the evening begins with conundrums and playing upon the banjo; the gentlemen are in their morning-coats, and the ladies in a display of hosiery which is now no longer surprising, and which need not have been mentioned at all except for the fact that, in the case of the first lady, it seemed not to have been freshly put on for that party.”
““The term ‘pantyhose’ originated in the United States, referring to the combination of ‘panties’ (an American term for women’s underpants) with sheer nylon hosiery, meaning they are usually worn without other undergarments.” nrg |”
“The k sound present in the variant form *kus- shifted to an h sound in the ancestor language of English, as seen in the Old English words hosa and hose, covering for the legs, and early versions of modern hose, as in pantyhose and hosiery.”
“Hems became shorter, hosiery was rolled down to reveal parts of the leg, and dresses were deeply cut to expose cleavage.”
“So it should follow that when energy companies reap big profits, companies that sell things like holidays, hosiery and hamburgers ought to suffer.”
“Believe it or not eyewear, hats, gloves, hosiery, and belts can often influence entire runway shows: think of the hats at Balenciaga Spring 2012.”
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