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hosier (n.)

late 14c., hosyere "maker or seller of hose" (attested as a surname from late 12c.), from hose (n.) + -ier, French-influenced agent noun suffix. In 19c. the term often was applied to tailors who sold men's garments ready-made.

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Definitions of hosier

hosier (n.)
a tradesman who sells hosiery and (in England) knitwear;
From wordnet.princeton.edu