hosier

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From hose +‎ -ier.

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hosier ‎(plural hosiers)

  1. One who deals in hose or stocking, or in goods knit or woven like hose.
    William Blake's father was a hosier.
    • 1837, Nathaniel Whittock, J. Bennett, editor, The complete book of trades[1], volume 1, 1st edition, page 289:
      Haberdasher and hosier. Each of those trades merge in the other, occasionally;..our Hosiers seldom confine their dealings to the wares which clothe our legs.

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