- to sleep or lie down in any convenient place.
Origin of doss
First recorded in 1775–85; origin obscure
- 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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Examples from the Web for doss
The second way,” Doss adds, “is individual communications between Tamarod people and state institutions.A Cairo Conspiracy
July 12, 2013
So there were plenty of places I could doss when I was young, free, and single.The Beatles’ Secretary, Good Ol’ Freda, Breaks Silence in Exclusive SXSW Interview
March 14, 2013
Doss thou know the country hereabouts, thou good and holy man?The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
His name was Terry, and he was as jolly as poor old Doss used to be.The New Girl at St. Chad's
I was lugged before the beak, who gave me six doss in the Steel.The Criminal
There was an end to their conversation after that, and Doss fell asleep on her knee.
Now Doss had wondered much of late what had become of her master.
- (intr often foll by down) to sleep, esp in a dosshouse
- (intr often foll by around) to pass time aimlessly
C18: of uncertain origin
- disk-operating system, often prefixed, as in MS-DOS and PC-DOS; a computer operating system