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hosier

(ˈhəʊzɪə)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a person who sells stockings, etc

ho•sier

(ˈhoʊ ʒər)

n.
a person who makes or deals in hose or goods knitted or woven like hose.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hosier - a tradesman who sells hosiery and (in England) knitwear
market keeper, shopkeeper, storekeeper, tradesman - a merchant who owns or manages a shop
Translations

hosier

[ˈhəʊʒɪəʳ] Ncalcetero/a m/f

hosier

nStrumpfwarenhändler(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
Although his brother showed so dim a glimmering of interest in their altered fortunes that it was very doubtful whether he understood them, Mr Dorrit caused him to be measured for new raiment by the hosiers, tailors, hatters, and bootmakers whom he called in for himself; and ordered that his old clothes should be taken from him and burned.
One might bring one's self to announce aldermen and burgomasters, but a hosier was too much.
he exclaimed, in his voice of thunder, "Jacques Coppenole, hosier.
The haughty air of the Flemish hosier, by humiliating the courtiers, had touched in all these plebeian souls that latent sentiment of dignity still vague and indistinct in the fifteenth century.
When Defoe left school he went into the office of a merchant hosier.
Secretly and safely he returned to London and there quietly again took up his trade of merchant hosier.
He nodded, twice or thrice, to a passing friend; and, resisting as many invitations to take a morning dram, pressed steadily onward, until they were clear of the turmoil, and had made their way through Hosier Lane into Holborn.
Edmund Burton, hosier, in Newgate-street, with whom I received four hundred pounds for a portion.
Bound to Thomas Curzon, hosier, Golden Fleece, Aldgate.