[ doh-zuh n ]
/ ˈdoʊ zən /
verb (used with object) Scot.
Origin of dozen2
1325–75; Middle English (Scots); see doze1
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British Dictionary definitions for dozened
/ (ˈdʌzən) /
(preceded by a or a numeral)
- twelve or a group of twelvea dozen eggs; two dozen oranges
- (as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural)give me a dozen; there are at least a dozen who haven't arrived yet
noun plural dozens or dozen
by the dozen in large quantities
See baker's dozen
talk nineteen to the dozen to talk without stopping
See also dozens
Derived Formsdozenth, adjective
Word Origin for dozen
C13: from Old French douzaine, from douze twelve, from Latin duodecim, from duo two + decem ten
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Idioms and Phrases with dozened
see baker's dozen; by the dozen; daily dozen; dime a dozen; six of one, half dozen of the other.
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