AskDefine | Define doss

Dictionary Definition

doss v : sleep in a convenient place; "You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable" [syn: doss down, crash]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. In the context of "UK|and|Ireland": To avoid work, shirk, etc.
    I am going to doss tomorrow when the match is on.
  2. In the context of "UK|slang": To sleep in the open or in a derelict building because one is homeless
    I normally have to doss in shop doorways or park benches.


  1. Work avoidance.
    I am going to have a doss tomorrow.
  2. Easy piece of work
    Circumnavigating the world in a canoe is no doss

Extensive Definition

Doss can refer to:

See also

doss in Volapük: Doss

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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