doss

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɒs/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(dos)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
doss  (dos),USA pronunciation [Chiefly Brit.]
n. 
  1. British Termsa place to sleep, esp. in a cheap lodging house.
  2. British Termssleep.

v.i. 
  1. British Termsto sleep or lie down in any convenient place.
  • origin, originally obscure 1775–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
doss /dɒs/ Brit slang vb
  1. (intransitive) often followed by down: to sleep, esp in a dosshouse
  2. (intransitive) often followed by around: to pass time aimlessly
n
  1. a bed, esp in a dosshouse
  2. a slang word for sleep
  3. short for dosshouse
  4. a task or pastime requiring little effort: making a film is a bit of a doss
Etymology: 18th Century: of uncertain origin
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