ho·​siery | \ˈhōzh-rē, ˈhōz-;ˈhō-zhə-rē, -zə-\

Definition of hosiery 

2 chiefly British : knitwear

Examples of hosiery in a Sentence

a shop that sells hosiery

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Calzedonia, another Italian brand, makes hosiery and swimwear for women, men and children, and is located on the lower level next to Pinkberry and Yankee Candle. Zipporah Osei And Julia Preszler, BostonGlobe.com, "An island fund-raiser, a low-vision support group, and helping the turkey count," 15 June 2018 Fashion tights may have been seen on the spring 2018 runways, but back in the '60s, Quant was making vibrant hosiery in vivid yellows and pinks. refinery29.com, "Mary Quant, Mini Skirt Purveyor, Is Being Honored With A Fashion Exhibit," 8 June 2018 Following her new royal protocols, the Duchess held on to a tiny clutch (instead of her beloved shoulder bags) and even wore hosiery for the first time for a royal engagement. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything To Know About Goat, the First Brand Meghan Markle Wore As An Official Royal," 23 May 2018 That’s right: Just two days after her nuptials with Prince Harry, my closest duchess friend had to say good-bye to her bare legs and hello to a life of hosiery. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "What Things Will Meghan Markle Have to Give Up to Be Royal?," 23 May 2018 A few months later, the 21-year-old packed up her suitcase, pulled on a nylon dress and hosiery, and moved from her hometown of Newark, Ohio, to Crested Butte, Colorado. Morgan Tilton, Outside Online, "How Connie Marshall Became the Queen of Alta Ski Area," 18 Apr. 2018 Among them were Chicago's Stone Brothers, who sold jewelry and leather goods, and Carl Herzfeld's hosiery and undergarments department. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Boston Store: The pulse of 'The Heart of Milwaukee' is weak," 17 Apr. 2018 An employee at the Wolford hosiery manufacturing facility in Bregenz, Austria, lifted tights off aluminum leg forms in March 2016. Matthew Dalton, WSJ, "Chinese Companies Pay Up to Invest in Luxury Brands," 13 Apr. 2018 Other clients included Hanes and L’eggs hosiery, Frito-Lay, Keebler and a trade group called the Pet Food Institute. Graydon Megan, chicagotribune.com, "Thomas Harris, PR executive who expanded field into branding and marketing, dies," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of hosiery

1739, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hosiery was in 1739

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ho·​siery | \ˈhō-zhə-rē \

Kids Definition of hosiery

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

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