dosser

1
[ dos-er ]
/ ˈdɒs ər /

noun

a basket for carrying objects on the back; pannier.
an ornamental covering for the back of a seat, especially a throne or the like.

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Also dorser.

Origin of dosser

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1300–50; Middle English <Anglo-French; Middle French dossier<Medieval Latin dosserium, variant of dorserium, equivalent to dors(um) back + -erium-ery; replacing Middle English dorser<Medieval Latin dorserium

Definition for dosser (2 of 2)

dosser2
[ dos-er ]
/ ˈdɒs ər /

noun Chiefly British.

a person who sleeps in a doss house.

Origin of dosser

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First recorded in 1865–70; doss + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for dosser (1 of 2)

dosser1
/ (ˈdɒsə) /

noun

rare a bag or basket for carrying objects on the back

Word Origin for dosser

C14: from Old French dossier, from Medieval Latin dorsārium, from Latin dorsum back

British Dictionary definitions for dosser (2 of 2)

dosser2
/ (ˈdɒsə) /

noun slang

British a person who sleeps in dosshouses
British another word for dosshouse
a lazy person; idler
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