Origin: prob. infl. by Du hoos, water pipe, of same origin
Origin: ME < OE hosa, leg covering, akin to Ger hose < IE *(s)keus- < base *(s)keu-, to conceal, hide > sky
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noun pl. hose hose or hos·es
Origin: Middle English, a stocking
Origin: , from Old English hosa, leg covering; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.
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