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doss house

noun, Chiefly British.
1.
Origin of doss house
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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  • If he's got a copper he goes to a dosshouse; but when he has drunk all, he comes here.

    Fruits of Culture Leo Tolstoy
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dosshouse

/ˈdɒsˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
(Brit, slang) a cheap lodging house, esp one used by tramps US and Canadian name flophouse
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