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 Agent Provocateur has luxury lingerie, classic corsetry, sumptuous nightwear, striking hosiery and more. oregonlive, "Last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts that look well planned: Cooking classes? Flowers, chocolate, wine are ready for pick up or delivery," 11 Feb. 2021 After graduating with a Bacehlor’s Degree in 1972 she was accepted to law school but chose to pursue a career in fashion, taking a job at I. Magnin in women’s hosiery. Tony Bravo, SFChronicle.com, "Eugenia Ahlas, S.F.’s ‘Goddess of Yves Saint Laurent,’ dies," 7 Jan. 2021 Highlighting her chorus line bonafides, Angie wears a lot of high kick-friendly mini-dresses adorned with fur and feather trim, sleek tall boots, and a plethora of hosiery, from translucent colors to fishnets. Fawnia Soo Hoo, refinery29.com, "The Meaning Behind The Sequin-Adorned Costumes Of The Prom," 14 Dec. 2020 Customers can shop markdowns on the brand’s best-selling faux leather and leather-like collections until November 30, as well as a range of lingerie, shapewear, and hosiery. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "47 Excellent Black Friday Clothing Deals You Absolutely Can't Miss," 27 Nov. 2020 Fancy socks and other hosiery, too, have become as essential to our wardrobes as the shoes worn with them, and silky pajama sets are now just as appropriate for outdoor dinners and Zoom parties as LBDs once were. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Zara Announced Its First Lingerie Line — & It’ll Become Your New At-Home Uniform," 22 Oct. 2020 But that in no way means that black is your only option for introducing some of-the-moment hosiery into your fall repertoire. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Logo Tights Are Trending — Here Are 5 Pairs That Are All Over Instagram," 12 Oct. 2020 As a contrast to the futuristic origins of the rest of the Concorde, the nose cones are made of about 30 layers of huge, conical, fiberglass stocking knitted by the elderly craftswomen of an old-established Scottish hosiery firm. J. A. Maxtone Graham, Popular Mechanics, "You, Too, Can Break the Sound Barrier," 24 Sep. 2020 Erin Carpenter, a professional dancer, founded Nude Barre in 2009 to provide a more inclusive range of undergarments and hosiery after years of struggling to find nude shades that matched her complexion. T+l Editors, Travel + Leisure, "10 Brands That Make Skin Tone-inclusive Products — From Cosmetics to Footwear," 11 Aug. 2020

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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 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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