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hosiery

[hoh-zhuh-ree] /ˈhoʊ ʒə ri/
noun
1.
stockings or socks of any kind.
2.
the business of a hosier.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; hosier + -y3
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  • You're lost-alone and stranded somewhere in hosiery.
  • Pack four or five pairs of underwear, socks and hosiery.
British Dictionary definitions for hosiery

hosiery

/ˈhəʊzɪərɪ/
noun
1.
stockings, socks, and knitted underclothing collectively
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Word Origin and History for hosiery
n.

stocking collectively, 1775, from hosier + -y (1). As "factory where hose is made," from 1803.

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