(Canada, slang) A person whose self interest often outweighs any ethical considerations.
(Canada, slang) Back when Hockey was played on frozen ponds and lakes the losers of the hockey game would have to hose the lakes to become clean, smooth ice. They were tagged "Hosers".
(cdn., slang) A boorish, unsophisticated man.
A clumsy, boorish person, especially an uncouth, beer-drinking man.
(Canada, slang) Not an overtly criminal individual, but one known to participate in petty infractions and rule bending. Example: A hoser would consume food or alcoholic beverages, typically pizza and beer, with complete disregard to ownership or sharing.
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Origin of hoser
- From hose (“to siphon gasoline from automobile gas tanks”).