Originally developed as 'short' for "rubber-hosed", as in beating someone or something severely with a rubber hose. It quickly expanded in popularity and use to mean pretty much anything or anybody really messed up.

My college fraternity in Mpls, MN (Univ of MN)starting using this as 'code' around parents on parents-day at the fraternity; since we couldn't say something was "f*cked-up" in front of our parents. This was back in early 1970, a couple of years before Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis started using it in SCTV Doug & Bob McKenzie episodes. Since my fraternity brothers traveling to northern MN, Chicago, and even Canada on school breaks; I beleive SCTV picked it up from my fraternity brothers using it and spreading it around. I do. It was at least a couple of years before them that my frat-house brothers were using it.
As in "that's really hosed" dear brother, or
you're gonna get "hosed" on that test you didn't study for!

For Homecoming in Fall 71, myself and a fraternity brother were responsible for outside frat-house decorations. We of course got drunk, and at the last second hung a bedsheet from the front of the frat house 2nd floor porch railing, with "Hose the Hawkeyes" painted on the bedsheet!

Just before passing out I draped about 8 feet of gardenhose over the front of message. we were a real class-act backed then.
by Kevin Connor (AKA --Handbag) March 05, 2008
Top Definition
1.utterly and undoubtedly affixiated in a troublesome situation
2. reflecting on a situation in a negative manner

syn: Jacked, screwed, fucked
"we got hosed tommy, we got hosed"
by wise February 14, 2003
Screwed.
in the 'Dude. You're screwed.' sense.
Sometimes also means Stuck.
"You did what?! Hosed, man.
"When you wish upon a falling star, your dreams can come true. Unless it's really a meteorite hurtling to the earth which will destroy all life. Then you're pretty much hosed no matter what you wish for. Unless it's death by meteor."
by burnmonica February 07, 2009
the MIT version: to be completely mentally and physically exhausted from completing some form of academic work typically within the last 8 hours of it being due.
Man I am hosed, I stayed up all night finishing a pset.
by C March 15, 2005
1. Messed up completely and without hope; to be in a hoplessly bad condition or position.
2. To spray with water from a hose.
3. Swindled or taken advantage of by deception.
4. To be waylaid and prevented from accomplishing something.
1) This engine is hosed. The pistons are seized and the block is cracked.
2) I hosed down the driveway this morning; now all the leaves and debris are gone.
3) I've been hosed! That Playstation I bought yesterday was an empty case weighted with rocks!
4) A: You, sir, are a hoser. I have done nothing today due to you distracting me! B: Nary, madame, I have hosed you not!

sources: 1) general usage, jargon 2) general usage, literal 3) southern central PA 4) JSD
by ninjamanzz September 03, 2012
to be intoxicated. to be drunk to the point of memory loss and the possibily of pissing the bed becomes high.
If we drink all these 40's we're gonna be hosed.
by Tony April 03, 2005
jargon: messed up, crashed
I tried to install windoze 2K, but the damn install hosed my system
by [c0x0r] January 03, 2005
What happened to Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage to Kim Kardashian.
The country boy woke up and found his date and wallet missing after a passionate night of love-making. "She said that she loved me, but I guess I just got HO-sed."
by Oh-zone November 02, 2011
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