Definition of Dosser

1. Noun. Someone who sleeps in any convenient place.

Exact synonyms: Street Person
Generic synonyms: Bum, Hobo, Tramp
Derivative terms: Doss



Definition of Dosser

1. n. A pannier, or basket.

Definition of Dosser

1. Noun. (British Ireland) Someone who dosses, someone known for avoiding work. ¹

2. Noun. (British Ireland) A basket. ¹

3. Noun. A homeless and jobless person. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dosser

1. a basket carried on the back [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dosser

dosimetries
dosimetry
dosing
dosings
dosology
doss
doss-house
doss about
doss around
doss down
dossal
dossals
dossed
dossel
dossels
dosser (current term)
dosseret
dosserets
dossers
dosses
dosshouse
dosshouses
dossier
dossiers
dossil
dossils
dossing
dost
dosulepin
dot

Literary usage of Dosser

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1. Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in by Edward William Cox (1902)
"They do live in common during the day aud that is quite clear. They are almost all people of what is called the ''dosser" class, ..."

2. Reports of All the Cases Decided by All the Superior Courts Relating to by Edward William Cox, Great BRitain Magistrates' cases (1901)
"They are almost all people of what is called the "dosser" class, and the " dosser " class is defined for the purposes of this case in the case itself, ..."

3. Munimenta Gildhallæ Londoniensis: Liber albus, Liber custumarum, et Liber Horn by Henry Thomas Riley, John Carpenter, London Guildhall, Great Britain Public Record Office, British Library (1862)
"See dosser, and ... or basket adapted for carriage on the back ; hence, formerly called a ' dosser.' In the Ordinances and Regulations of the Royal ..."

4. Munimenta Gildhallæ Londoniensis: Liber albus, Liber custumarum, et Liber Horn by Henry Thomas Riley, John Carpenter, London Guildhall, Great Britain Public Record Office, British Library (1862)
"See dosser, and ... or basket adapted for carriage on the back ; hence, formerly called a ' dosser.' In the Ordinances and Regulations of the Royal ..."

5. Boyer's French Dictionary: Comprising All the Additions and Improvements of by Abel Boyer (1833)
"uR, SE, hS-teur, leuz, sm it f. he or she that carries a dosser upon his back. 'HOTTER, vn to carry the dosser. ..."

6. Five Old Plays: Forming a Supplement to the Collections of Dodsley and Others edited by John Payne Collier (1833)
"I hope 'tis not the first time you have seen a child carried out of town in a dosser for fear of the plague. Page. You have answered me, I promise you : but ..."

7. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1887)
"It's a rare Dives," says " dosser." I don't always know wot he means, and I doubt if he "Wot's in a name?" My brain and your 'eart now together, ..."

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