Part of speech: noun

One who deals in hose, etc.

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Usage examples "hosier":

  1. In the neighbouring county of Somerset the Justices of the Peace sent presentments to the Council in 1632 of persons within the Hundred of Milverton and Kingsbury West thought fit to sell tobacco by retail; and for Wiveliscombe, Mr. Hancock says in his book on that old town, a mercer and a hosier were selected. - "The Social History of Smoking", G. L. Apperson.
  2. Mr. Dunsley, hosier, Cheapside, stated, that on the previous night the prisoner came to his shop, and begged charity for himself and family. - "Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3", Henry Hunt.
  3. There was Mr. Cuffe the hosier, and Mr. Trinket of one toyshop and Mr. Leonard of another, and Mr. Wheeler the coach- builder; there was fat Mrs. Leafy of one flower- shop and little Miss Bunch of the other flower- shop, and old Mrs. Tabby of the ribband shop, there was Mr. Filigree the Goldsmith, and Mr. Tree the bootmaker, and Mr. Buckle the saddler, and young Washball the barber's senior apprentice. - "The Passionate Elopement", Compton Mackenzie.