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doss

verb \ ˈdȯs , ˈdäs \

Definition of doss

intransitive verb
chiefly British
:to sleep or bed down in a convenient place usually used with down

Origin and Etymology of doss

origin unknown


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doss

noun

Definition of doss

chiefly British
:a crude or makeshift bed

Examples of doss in a Sentence

  1. the living room couch was my doss for the weekend I spent at my friend's Lake District cottage

First Known Use of doss

circa 1789

doss Synonyms

Synonyms
bunk, bed [chiefly British], hay [slang], kip, lair [British dialect], pad, rack, sack
Related Words
bedstead, futon, mattress, pallet; bunk bed, cot, couch, daybed, feather bed, four-poster, hammock, Murphy bed, shakedown, sleigh bed, sofa, sofa bed, studio couch, trundle bed, water bed; bassinet, carry-cot [British], cradle, crib

DOSS Defined for English Language Learners

doss

verb

Definition of doss for English Language Learners

  • : to sleep in a usually uncomfortable place that does not have a bed


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