Hoke vs Hose - What's the difference?

hoke | hose |

As nouns the difference between hoke and hose

is that hoke is a joke while hose is trousers.



Etymology 1

From (etyl).


  • (obsolete)
  • * 1535 , , unnumbered page,
  • Thou shalt make hokes' of golde also, and two wreth? cheynes of pure golde, and shalt fasten them vnto the ' hokes .

    Etymology 2

    From (hokum).


  • (slang) To ascribe a false or artificial quality to; to pretend falsely to have some quality or to be doing something, etc.
  • * 1993 , Reed Whittemore, Jack London'', ''Six Literary Lives , page 70,
  • He even checked the Thomas Cooke & Son travel people about how to get'' to the East End (here he was hoking''' a bit), learning that they were ready to advise him on how to journey to any point in the world ''except'' the East End. Then he hailed a cab and found (here he was ' hoking further) that the cab driver didn't know how to get there either.
  • * 1999 , David Lewis, 15: Humean Supervenience Debugged'', ''Papers in Metaphysics and Epistemology , Volume 2, page 228,
  • If we define partitions of alternative cases by means of ingeniously hoked -up properties, we can get the principle to say almost anything we like.
  • * 2008 , Terry Penner, 12: The Forms and the Sciences in Socrates and Plato'', Hugh H. Benson (editor), ''A Companion to Plato , page 179,
  • If it be asked how we come to talk about them, the answer is: for purposes of rejecting these misbegotten creatures of sophistic imaginations, “hoked up” with such things as interest'', ''strength'', and the like, which ''do exist, although only outside of these combinations.
    Derived terms
    * hokey


    (en noun)
  • Something contrived or artificial.
  • Etymology 3

    Compare (etyl) howk.


  • (Ireland) To scrounge, to grub.
  • * 1987 , , 2010, unnumbered page,
  • When I hoked there, I would find / An acorn and a rusted bolt
  • * 2000 , , The Little Hammer , unnumbered page,
  • We met when I was hoking about in the rocks – just the sort of thing a virtual only child does to put in the day.



    (wikipedia hose)


  • (countable) A flexible tube conveying water or other fluid.
  • (uncountable) A stocking-like garment worn on the legs; pantyhose, women's tights.
  • (obsolete) Close-fitting trousers or breeches, reaching to the knee.
  • * Bible, Daniel iii. 21
  • These men were bound in their coats, their hosen , and their hats, and their other garments.
  • * Shakespeare
  • His youthful hose , well saved, a world too wide / For his shrunk shank.

    Usage notes

    * (garment covering legs ) Formerly a male garment covering the lower body, with the upper body covered by a doublet. By the 16th century hose had separated into two garments, stocken and breeches. Since the 1920's, hose refers mostly to women's stockings or pantyhose

    Derived terms

    * hose clamp * hose clip


  • To water or spray with a hose.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1995 , author=Vivian Russell , title=Monet's Garden: Through the Seasons at Giverny citation , isbn=9780711209886 , page=83 , passage=Only days before the garden opens, the concrete is hosed down with a high-pressure jet and scrubbed.}}
  • To provide with hose (garment)
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , year=1834 , author=Pierce Pungent , title=Men and Manners , date=July to December , volume=X , page=416 , magazine=Fraser's magazine for town and country citation , passage=The mighty mass of many a mingled race,
    Who dwell in towns where he pursued the chase;
    The men degenerate shirted, cloaked, and hosed -
    Nose and eyes only to the day exposed}}
  • To attack and kill somebody, usually using a firearm.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2003 , author=John R. Bruning , title=Jungle ace , publisher=Brassey's citation , isbn=9781574886948 , page=136 , passage=His guns hosed down the vessel's decks, sweeping them clear of sailors, blowing holes in the bulkheads, and smashing gun positions.}}
  • To trick or deceive.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1995 , author=Keath Fraser , title=Popular anatomy , publisher=The Porcupine's Quill citation , isbn=9780889841499 , page=458 , passage=Bartlett elaborated on what had happened at the warehouse, saying he thought Chandar was supposed to have advised, not hosed him.}}
  • (computing) To break a computer so everything needs to be reinstalled; to wipe all files.
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , year=2006 , date=Spring 2006 , author=Joel Durham Jr. , title=Pimp Out Win XP with TweakUI , page=63 , magazine=Maximum PC , publisher=Future US, Inc. , issn=1522-4279 citation , passage=There aren't any tricky hexadecimal calculations to snare your brain, nor is there a need to worry about hosing the registry for all eternity.}}

    Derived terms

    * hose down * home and hosed


    * hoes * shoe English transitive verbs