- hose; stockings and socks
- Chiefly Brit. hose and knitted or woven underwear
Origin of hosiery; from hosier
- Socks and stockings; hose.
- Chiefly British Stockings, socks, and underclothing.
Origin of hosieryhosier, maker of stockings (from Middle English, from hose, a stocking; see hose) + –y2.
hosier + -y