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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: doss 'a (place to) sleep' (18-20 centuries), probably from French dos 'back', from the idea of lying on your back

doss

1 verb
     
doss1 [intransitive] British English informal
also doss down to sleep somewhere that is not your usual place, or not a real bed:
I dossed down on the couch downstairs.

doss around/about

phrasal verb
to spend your time in a lazy way, doing very little:
We just dossed around all day Saturday.

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