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doss house

noun Chiefly British.
  1. flophouse.
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Origin of doss house

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for dosshouse

Historical Examples

  • 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


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