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English definition of “hosiery”


noun [U]     /ˈhəʊz.jə.ri/ US  /ˈhoʊʒ.ɚ.i/ (also hose) formal
a word used especially in shops for things such as socks , tights , and stockings : Women's hosiery you'll find on the second floor , Madam .Stockings, tights and socks
(Definition of hosiery noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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