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doss

[dos]Chiefly British
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noun
  1. a place to sleep, especially in a cheap lodging house.
  2. sleep.
verb (used without object)
  1. to sleep or lie down in any convenient place.

Origin of doss

First recorded in 1775–85; origin obscure

DOS

[daws, dos]
noun Computers.
  1. any of several single-user, command-driven operating systems for personal computers, especially MS DOS.

Origin of DOS

d(isk) o(perating) s(ystem)
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doss

verb
  1. (intr often foll by down) to sleep, esp in a dosshouse
  2. (intr often foll by around) to pass time aimlessly
noun
  1. a bed, esp in a dosshouse
  2. a slang word for sleep
  3. short for dosshouse
  4. a task or pastime requiring little effortmaking a film is a bit of a doss

Word Origin

C18: of uncertain origin

DOS

n acronym for trademark computing
  1. disk-operating system, often prefixed, as in MS-DOS and PC-DOS; a computer operating system
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