- (General American) IPA(key): /dɔs/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɒs/
- (cot–caught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /dɑs/
- Rhymes: -ɒs, -ɔːs
- (intransitive, Britain and Ireland) To avoid work, shirk, etc.
- I am going to doss tomorrow when the match is on.
- (intransitive, Britain, slang) To sleep in the open or in a derelict building because one is homeless
- I normally have to doss in shop doorways or park benches.
doss (plural dosses)
- (slang) The avoidance of work.
- I am going to have a doss tomorrow.
- (slang) An easy piece of work.
- Circumnavigating the world in a canoe is no doss.
- (slang, dated) A place to sleep in; a bed.
- (slang, dated, by extension) Sleep.
From Collins dictionary. From Latin "dorsum" the back.
doss (not comparable)
- (Scotland) Useless or lazy. Generally combined with expletive noun, especially cunt.
- Get a hauld o yersel, ye doss cunt!
- (Scotland) Good, desirable.
- The place is pure doss, likes.