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noun Chiefly British.
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Origin of doss house

First recorded in 1885–90
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How to use doss house in a sentence

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for doss house

dosshouse
/ (ˈdɒsˌhaʊs) /

noun
British slang a cheap lodging house, esp one used by trampsUS and Canadian name: flophouse
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