Definition of Doss down

1. Verb. Sleep in a convenient place. "You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable"

Exact synonyms: Crash, Doss
Generic synonyms: Bed Down, Bunk Down
Derivative terms: Dosser



Definition of Doss down

1. Verb. (British slang)To sleep on someone's sofa or floor because there is no bed spare. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Doss Down

dosha
doshas
doshes
dosimeter
dosimeters
dosimetric
dosimetries
dosimetry
dosing
dosings
dosology
doss
doss-house
doss about
doss around
doss down (current term)
dossal
dossals
dossed
dossel
dossels
dosser
dosseret
dosserets
dossers
dosses
dosshouse
dosshouses
dossier
dossiers

Literary usage of Doss down

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"V. Dosa, vn To doss down, vn To throw one's self down, to sit down with violence, S. The pensy blades ..."

2. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"To doss down, vn To throw one's self down ; to sit down with violence, 8. Skinner. DOSS, adj. Neat ; spruce, Clydes,—Teut. don-«n, ..."

3. A Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are Explained in by John Jamieson (1867)
"V. Doss, vn To doss down, vn To throw one's self down ; to sit down with violence, S. Skinner. »OSS, udj. Neat ; spruce, Clydes,—Teut. dou-en, ..."

4. A Staff Officer's Scrap-book During the Russo-Japanese War by Ian Hamilton (1905)
"... certain that neither in India or South Africa would troops have been allowed to " doss down" under canvas within such close proximity to the enemy. ..."

5. All in it: "K(1)" Carries on by Ian Hay (1917)
"You won't have to doss down in the cemetery itself, you know. These two streets here —" he flicked a pencil —- "will hold practically all your battalion, ..."

6. A Supplement to the Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and by John Ogilvie (1855)
"In Scotland, to pay; as, to doss down money. DO'TANT, n. A dotard. [Shah.] DOTH. (duth.)The irregular third person singular of Do, used in the solemn style. ..."

7. How We Escaped from Pretoria by James Aylmer Lowthorpe Haldane (1901)
"... who told you to doss down there ?" Le Mesurier said by mistake, " Mr Jansen," which was the name of the Dane who had passed us on to Moore. ..."

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