Definition of hosiery in English:



  • [mass noun] Stockings, socks, and tights collectively.

    • ‘When seamless stockings were developed it changed the future of ladies hosiery forever.’
    • ‘The Juzo is possibly the ugliest piece of hosiery I've ever seen - a thick beige coloured sock that makes me look like I'm wearing old lady wrinkled stockings.’
    • ‘X-Static has previously been used in socks and hosiery, but this is the first time it's being employed in bodywear.’
    • ‘But instead of neatly-folded hosiery, out comes a congealed mass of tightly interwoven tights, socks, bras and assorted accessories.’
    • ‘In addition to 360 collections from over 100 leading suppliers of lingerie, swimwear and nightwear, this year's event brings together for the first time a full range of hosiery in the new Legwear Zone.’
    • ‘He added that support tights, as opposed to proper compression hosiery, would not be beneficial.’
    • ‘But prevention is, as ever, better than cure, so Gillian advises always drying thoroughly between your toes and, where possible, wearing cotton hosiery.’
    • ‘Aids include shoehorns with an extension handle, devices that help you pull up hosiery, shoes you close with Velcro rather than with shoelaces, and tools that grip buttons and zippers.’
    • ‘The exhibition also features the usual products such as sarees, crockery, bed linen, cosmetics, hosiery and some imported goods.’
    • ‘Anti-DVT hosiery does work, and can be bought at the chemist.’
    • ‘Spandex is used in foundation garments and hosiery.’
    • ‘A small peek-a-boo open toe shoe looks fine when worn with hosiery.’
    • ‘Those who reported the symptom were asked whether it had made it impossible to put on hosiery (socks, stockings, or tights).’
    • ‘Don't forget spare socks, hosiery and underwear.’
    • ‘Currently, soft-tone silver hosiery and socks are popular.’
    • ‘Check out the latest styles in stretch jeans, capris, tops, intimates and hosiery from Just My Size, the plus-size authority.’
    • ‘If it's winter, it's OK to wear dark hosiery like black tights to stay warm.’
    • ‘Ceriso girls just want to have fun in this funky new range of lingerie, sleepwear, hosiery, cosmetics, fragrance and body products.’
    • ‘The shops that were completely destroyed also included those that sold leather goods, electronic gadgets, fancy products, hosiery, bags and readymade garments.’
    • ‘Founded by Robert Pringle in 1815, the company originally sold lingerie and hosiery throughout Europe, the States, Canada and Japan.’
    stockings, tights, stay-ups, nylons
    socks, knee socks, ankle socks
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