Hosing



[hoh-zing] /ˈhoʊ zɪŋ/

noun, Slang.
1.
an act or instance of being taken advantage of or cheated.
2.
an act or instance of being attacked or defeated decisively; drubbing:
Small investors took a hosing in the recent stock-market decline.
[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 lower part of the leg; stocking or sock.
3.

4.
British Dialect. a sheath, or sheathing part, as that enclosing a kernel of grain.
5.
Golf. .
verb (used with object), hosed, hosing.
6.
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.
7.
Slang.

/həʊz/
noun
1.
a flexible pipe, for conveying a liquid or gas
verb
2.
(sometimes foll by down) to wash, water, or sprinkle (a person or thing) with or as if with a hose
/həʊz/
noun (pl) hose, hosen
1.
stockings, socks, and tights collectively
2.
(history) a man’s garment covering the legs and reaching up to the waist; worn with a doublet
3.
half-hose, socks
n.

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.
v.

c.1300, “to furnish with stockings,” from hose (n.). Meaning “to water down with a hose” is from 1889. Related: Hosed; hosing.

noun

Abuse, esp a beating with a hose (1931+ Prison)

Related Terms

take a hosing

noun

verb

[origin uncertain; perhaps fr a rare but found hose, ”penis,” whereupon the term would be analogous to diddle, fuck, screw, shaft, etc]

(Dan. 3:21), a tunic or undergarment.

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