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doss house

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noun Chiefly British.
  1. flophouse.
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Origin of doss house

First recorded in 1885–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • As an environment, the doss-house is interesting enough, but it is imperfect and inadequate.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald

  • "The Doss-house" is at most the corollary of this revolution.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald

  • Heard he was dying in a doss-house, and must fetch him home and nurse him back to life.

  • The memory of the doss-house worked in Shelton's mind like poison.

    The Island Pharisees

    John Galsworthy

  • But a vagabond rat turned it out, and made a doss-house of it.

    Birds of the wave and woodland

    Phil (Philip Stewart) Robinson