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Definition of doss verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    doss

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//dɒs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɑːs//
     
    (British English, slang)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they doss
    BrE BrE//dɒs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɑːs//
     
    he / she / it dosses
    BrE BrE//ˈdɒsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːsɪz//
     
    past simple dossed
    BrE BrE//dɒst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɑːst//
     
    past participle dossed
    BrE BrE//dɒst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɑːst//
     
    -ing form dossing
    BrE BrE//ˈdɒsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːsɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] doss (down) to sleep somewhere, especially somewhere uncomfortable or without a real bed You can doss down on my floor.
  2. 2[intransitive] doss (about/around) to spend your time not doing very much We were just dossing about in lessons today.
  3. Word Origin late 18th cent.: perhaps based on Latin dorsum ‘back’.

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