dossy

adjective \ˈdäsē, -si\

Definition of dossy

-er/-est

chiefly British

  1. :  pretentiously fashionable

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Origin and Etymology of dossy

Scots dossie sprucely dressed person, from doss neat (from doss to dress, from Dutch dossen, from dos clothes, from Middle Dutch, perhaps from Old French dos back, from Latin dorsum) + -ie


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