Hosed down the deck; hosed off the dog.
Other Word Forms
Origin of hose
- Middle English a stocking from Old English hosa leg covering (s)keu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English hose (“leggings, hose”), from Old English hose, hosa (“hose, leggings”), from Proto-Germanic *husǭ (“coverings, leggings, trousers”) (compare West Frisian hoas 'hose', Dutch hoos 'stocking, water-hose', German Hose 'trousers'), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)keu-s (compare Tocharian A kać 'skin', Russian кишка (kiška) 'gut', Ancient Greek κύστις (kústis) 'bladder', Sanskrit कोष्ठ (koṣṭha, “intestine”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)keu- (“to cover”). More at sky.