chiefly British
: pretentiously fashionable

Word History


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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“Dossy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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