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Definition of "doss" [doss]

  • Sleep; rest. (noun)
  • A crude or makeshift bed. (noun)
  • To go to bed, especially in a crude or makeshift bed; sleep. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "doss" in a sentence
  • "I had read about doss-houses (they are never called doss-houses, by the way), and I supposed that one could get a bed for fourpence or thereabouts."
  • "Such, sir, are you by general confession; such are the things achieved by you, the greatest and most glorious of our countrymen, the director of our public councils, the leader of unconquered armies, the father of your country; for by that title doss every good man hail you with sincere and voluntary praise. ""
  • "And he would; right now his doss was a stable garret, cheap enough and cool enough even by day, now it was summer, but boring."