dosser

noun
dos·​ser | \ ˈdä-sər How to pronounce dosser (audio) \
plural dossers

Definition of dosser

British, informal + often disparaging : a homeless person An increasing number of young dossers are also using trains parked for the night near Victoria station.— Andrew North The young Scottish painter Peter Howson transforms Glasgow dossers (street people) into heroic figures.Art News

First Known Use of dosser

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dosser

earlier, "person frequenting a cheap rooming house," from doss entry 1 + -er entry 2

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The first known use of dosser was in 1866

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“Dosser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dosser. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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dosser

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How to pronounce dosser (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of dosser

British, informal : a person who does not have a home to sleep in : a homeless person

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