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[doh-zer] /ˈdoʊ zər/
a person who dozes.
Origin of dozer1
First recorded in 1700-10; doze1 + -er1


[doh-zer] /ˈdoʊ zər/
bulldozer (def 1).
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Historical Examples
  • Danny was standing up at the controls of the 'dozer, waving his arms.

    Where There's Hope Jerome Bixby
  • His crew was struggling to get a log set so he could shove it into place with the 'dozer.

    Where There's Hope Jerome Bixby
  • If it's directed to knock over some little house loved by generations, that's no fault of the dozer.

  • No boisterous arguments from snuff-taking sexagenarians: all is placid —Eden-like—just as a dozer's sanctorum ought to be!

  • Uvar Ivanovitch was reposing in the attic on a wide and comfortable divan, known as a 'samo-son' or 'dozer.'

    On the Eve Ivan Turgenev
  • The old waiter is a picture every frequenter will recognise, and the smoking a dozer no unusual bit of a spree.

    The English Spy Bernard Blackmantle
  • Instantly the rockets cut off, drums of fuel and air and food came out of the cargo-hatch and Pop swept forward with the dozer.

    Scrimshaw William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for dozer


(mainly US) short for bulldozer
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Slang definitions & phrases for dozer



  1. A powerful blow, esp with the fist; belt, biff (1950s+)
  2. doozie (1950s+)
  3. A bulldozer (1940s+)

[except for sense 3, the sources do not clarify pronunciation; senses 1 and 2 may be pronounced DOOzer, which would make them different in origin from sense 3]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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