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.
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.
in the 'Dude. You're screwed.' sense.
Sometimes also means Stuck.
"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."
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.
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