verb (used without object)
to sleep or lie down in any convenient place.
Origin of doss
First recorded in 1775–85; origin obscure
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Historical Examples of dossing
And when the old man went below he found Geordie dossing in his own sacred bunk.
(intr often foll by down) to sleep, esp in a dosshouse
(intr often foll by around) to pass time aimlessly
Word Origin for doss
C18: of uncertain origin
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