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 Originally beginning as a mill for muslin and cotton, the company expanded into knitwear, hosiery, underwear and knitted outerwear and, in the 1960s, developed its signature sweater line, which helped propel it to international expansion. Kristopher Fraser, Robb Report, 9 Feb. 2022 Another company implementing inclusivity in its product selection is Threads, a hosiery brand founded by Xenia Chen that provides sheer contour tights in five shades. NBC News, 17 Feb. 2022 Now the brand sells a range of lingerie, loungewear (for men and women), and hosiery options that actually match your skin tone. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 24 Jan. 2022 Here's another brand redefining nude lingerie and hosiery. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 24 Jan. 2022 It was designed to be one of the softest and most comfortable bras around, and includes a few genius features like a front-closure snap, a back made from flexible hosiery, and stretchy straps that won't dig into shoulders. Alex Warner, PEOPLE.com, 6 Jan. 2022 At the time, her hosiery company was making 20% profit margins on nearly $250 million in annual sales, and Wall Street analysts valued Spanx at $1 billion. Eliza Haverstock, Forbes, 9 Dec. 2021 Swiss brand Fogal has been making luxury hosiery since 1921. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 26 Dec. 2021 Christmas stockings are symbolic gift containers, not hosiery. Virginia Postrel, WSJ, 17 Dec. 2021 See More

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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 21 May. 2022.

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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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