holovers, holofers, olivas, olivers noun plural socks, stockings 20. etymology: also found in Romany but ultimate origin obscure (one suggestion is that it’s a contraction of ‘all over’); olivers attested by Galloway, Perthshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsies; form holovers collected by EMcC/PS and attested by BS in TDITA; form olivers also collected by Simson (1865) note:

Canadian Paul Pope (2013) attests the forms hollifers, holovers with the same meaning.