@coolbert. Not too sure there is a creature called "panty hoe" but the German for trousers is idd hosen (plural) because, as previously mentioned, ppl tend to have two legs. Once upon a time each leg had its own covering but then some genius decided it would be convenient to connect the two to a sort of girdle thus creating our modern trousers. Points to ponder:
1) In Britain pants are underwear while panty hose are tights.
2) The English word hose (the garden and fire brigade variety) could serve as leg coverings but only for anorexics.