ho·​siery | \ ˈhōzh-rē How to pronounce hosiery (audio) , ˈhōz-; ˈhō-zhə-rē, -zə- \

Definition of hosiery

2 chiefly British : knitwear

Examples of hosiery in a Sentence

a shop that sells hosiery
Recent Examples on the Web While socks are a year-round accessory for founder Jenni Lee, there’s no denying that the cooler months are really hosiery’s time to shine. Hilary George-parkin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why a Support Network Is Everything for This Startup Founder," 15 Jan. 2020 When dry, remove hosiery to reveal the lace pattern. Andrea Fanning, al, "8 ways to decorate pumpkins without carving," 8 Oct. 2019 Enter the emblem sock: colored hosiery with a subtle insignia embroidered or printed at the ankle. Ha Duong, WSJ, "Found: Men’s Socks That Aren’t Patterned—or Plain," 17 Jan. 2019 This includes hosiery, shoes, jewelry, an overcoat and a purse. Kelly Zive, Cincinnati.com, "Paris Bloom donates 50 new work-appropriate dresses to Dress For Success Cincinnati," 10 Jan. 2020 Within a few months of its May 7 debut, Edmondson Village boasted a food store and a tire store, a bank and a drug store, places to eat (including separate candy and ice cream stores) and buy clothes (including a hosiery shop). Chris Kaltenbach, baltimoresun.com, "Edmondson Village, heavily damaged by fire again, was once the Harborplace of its era," 22 Nov. 2019 Dresses were done in elegant renderings of zebra, leopard and tiger prints and worn with matching sheer hosiery. Colleen Barry, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Gucci takes a kinky turn; Dolce&Gabbana give a jungle roar," 22 Sep. 2019 In her timelessly classic style, Kate finished off the look with diamond and pearl drop earrings, black hosiery, black pumps, and of course, a trio of red poppy remembrance pins. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Wore a Simple Black Dress and Embellished Headband to the Festival of Remembrance," 9 Nov. 2019 From the start, DuPont knew that women’s hosiery would be a big market for its new fiber. Virginia Postrel, Twin Cities, "Virginia Postrel: The iPhone of 1939 helped liberate Europe. And women.," 1 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of hosiery

1739, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hosiery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hosiery. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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ho·​siery | \ ˈhō-zhə-rē How to pronounce hosiery (audio) \

Kids Definition of hosiery

: clothing (as stockings or socks) that is worn on the legs and feet

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