verbho·seyed, ho·sey·ing, ho·seys
To place a claim on (something) before others can do so: I hosey the last cookie!
Origin of hoseyPerhaps from French (je) choisis (I) choose first person sing. present of choisir to choose ( from Old French ; see choice . ) or from colloquial English holdsies word called out to stake a claim ( probably from holds ) (plural of hold 1) ( -ie )