"doss" Definition

  1. a bed. Probably from DOZE, though quite as likely from DORSE, the back. Least likely of all, as any one who knows aught about the surrounding circumstances of those who use the term will admit, is it from the Norman, DOSSEL, a hanging or bed canopy, from which some have professed to derive it.
  2. to sleep, formerly spelt DORSE. _Gael._, DOSAL, slumber. In the old pugilistic days a man knocked down, or out of time, was said to be “sent to DORSE,” but whether because he was senseless, or because he lay on his back, is not known, though most likely the latter.

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Position in the dictionary: 1038 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: dossing-ken, dot and go one, double, double cross, double lines, double up, double-shuffle, doublet, doughy, douse
Previous words in the dictionary: dose, dookin, donkey, done!, done up, dona and feeles, don pedro, don, dominoes, domino

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