noun, plural hose for 2, 3; hoses for 1, 4, 5; (Archaic) hosen
[hoh-zuh n] /ˈhoʊ zən/ (Show IPA)
a flexible tube for conveying a liquid, as water, to a desired point:
a garden hose; a fire hose.
(used with a plural verb) an article of clothing for the foot and lower part of the leg; stocking or sock.
British Dialect. a sheath, or sheathing part, as that enclosing a kernel of grain.
verb (used with object), hosed, hosing.
to water, wash, spray, or drench by means of a hose (often followed by down):
to hose the garden; to hose down the ship’s deck.
a flexible pipe, for conveying a liquid or gas
(sometimes foll by down) to wash, water, or sprinkle (a person or thing) with or as if with a hose
noun (pl) hose, hosen
stockings, socks, and tights collectively
(history) a man’s garment covering the legs and reaching up to the waist; worn with a doublet
late Old English, hosa “covering for the leg,” from Proto-Germanic *husan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse hosa, Middle High German hose “covering for the leg,” German Hose “trousers”), literally “covering,” from PIE *(s)keu- “to cover, conceal” (see hide (n.1)). Old French hose, Old Spanish huesa are of Germanic origin. Sense of “flexible rubber tube for liquid” is first attested late 15c.
c.1300, “to furnish with stockings,” from hose (n.). Meaning “to water down with a hose” is from 1889. Related: Hosed; hosing.
Being in a bad spot or unfortunate situation; screwed: hosed on the shipping cost
[origin uncertain; perhaps fr a rare but found hose, ”penis,” whereupon the term would be analogous to diddle, fuck, screw, shaft, etc]
A somewhat humorous variant of “down”, used primarily by Unix hackers. “Hosed” implies a condition thought to be relatively easy to reverse. It is also widely used of people in the mainstream sense of “in an extremely unfortunate situation”. The term was popularised by fighter pilots refering to being hosed by machine gun fire (date?). Usage in hackerdom dates back to CMU in the 1970s or earlier.
“Acronyms and Abbreviations” from UCC, Ireland (http://ucc.ie/cgi-bin/acronym) expands it as “Hardware Or Software Error Detected”, though this is probably a back-formation.
The Jargon File version 4.1.4 1999-06-17 says that it was probably derived from the Canadian slang “hoser” (meaning “a man, esp. one who works at a job that uses physical rather than mental skills and whose habits are slightly offensive but amusing”).
One correspondant speculates about an allusion to a hose-like body part.
Once upon a time, a Cray that had been experiencing periodic difficulties crashed, and it was announced to have been hosed. It was discovered that the crash was due to the disconnection of some coolant hoses. The problem was corrected, and users were then assured that everything was OK because the system had been rehosed. See also dehose.
See also: hose.
(Dan. 3:21), a tunic or undergarment.
[hoo-seyn] /hʊˈseɪn/ noun 1. (def 1).
- Hose job
noun phrase blow job: Looks like the hooker was doing a hose job on one of the truckers (1980s+)
[hoh-zuh l] /ˈhoʊ zəl/ noun, Golf. 1. the socket in the club head of an iron that receives the shaft.
[hohz] /hoʊz/ noun, plural hose for 2, 3; hoses for 1, 4, 5; (Archaic) hosen [hoh-zuh n] /ˈhoʊ zən/ (Show IPA) 1. a flexible tube for conveying a liquid, as water, to a desired point: a garden hose; a fire hose. 2. (used with a plural verb) an article of clothing for the foot and […]