doss house

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noun Chiefly British.


Nearby words

  1. dosimeter,
  2. dosimetric,
  3. dosimetry,
  4. dosing strip,
  5. doss,
  6. dossal,
  7. dosser,
  8. dosseret,
  9. dosshouse,
  10. dossier

Origin of doss house

First recorded in 1885–90

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Examples from the Web for dosshouse

  • 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 dosshouse

dosshouse

noun

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