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dosser

noun dos·ser \ ˈdäsər \
variants: or less commonly dorser \ˈdȯrsər\

Definition of dosser

plural -s
1 archaic : dossal
2 : a basket to be carried on a person's back or, in pairs, by a horse or other beast of burden : pannier

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Origin and Etymology of dosser

Middle English dosser, dorser, from Middle French & Medieval Latin; Middle French dossier, from Medieval Latin dorsarium, from Latin dorsum back + -arium -ary


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dosser

noun dos·ser \ ˈdäsə(r) \

Definition of dosser

plural -s
chiefly British
: one that frequents doss houses

Origin and Etymology of dosser

doss (house) + -er


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