Hosier vs Cosier - What's the difference?

hosier | cosier |


As nouns the difference between hosier and cosier

is that hosier is one who deals in hose or stocking, or in goods knit or woven like hose while cosier is (obsolete) an incompetent tailor.

As an adjective cosier is

(cosy).

hosier

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who deals in hose or stocking, or in goods knit or woven like hose.
  • William Blake's father was a hosier .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1837 , author=(Nathaniel Whittock)
  • , title=The complete book of trades , passage=Haberdasher and hosier. Each of those trades merge in the other, occasionally;..our Hosiers seldom confine their dealings to the wares which clothe our legs. , editor=J. Bennett, volume=1 , edition=1 citation , page=289 }}

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    cosier

    English

    Etymology 1

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (cosy)
  • Etymology 2

    Compare (etyl) coussier maker of mattresses, or couseor tailor.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An incompetent tailor.
  • (Shakespeare)
    (Webster 1913)

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