- 1[intransitive] doss (down) to sleep somewhere, especially somewhere uncomfortable or without a real bed You can doss down on my floor.
- 2[intransitive] doss (about/around) to spend your time not doing very much We were just dossing about in lessons today. Word Origin late 18th cent.: perhaps based on Latin dorsum
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//