chiefly British
: a cheap rooming house or hotel

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of doss-house was in 1888

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“Doss-house.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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