UK [ˈdɒsə(r)] / US [ˈdɑsər] noun [countable]
Word forms "dosser":
singular dosser plural dossers British informal
1) an insulting word for someone who lives on the streets because they have no home
2) someone who is very lazy

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  • Dosser — Dos ser, n. [LL. dosserum, or F.dossier bundle of papers, part of a basket resting on the back, fr. L. dorsum back. See {Dorsal}, and cf. {Dosel}.] [Written also {dorser} and {dorsel}.] 1. A pannier, or basket. [1913 Webster] To hire a ripper s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dosser — ● dosser verbe transitif (de dos) Plier une pièce d étoffe en double dans sa longueur, de manière que les lisières se touchent …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dosser — dosser1 [däs′ər] n. [ME < OFr dossier < dos, the back: see DOSS] 1. PANNIER (sense 1) 2. DOSSAL dosser2 [däs′ər] n. [Brit. Slang] a destitute person who sleeps in a dosshouse, outdoors, etc.; derelict; vagrant …   English World dictionary

  • dosser — [[t]dɒ̱sə(r)[/t]] dossers N COUNT (disapproval) A dosser is a city person who does not have a permanent home and sleeps in the streets or in very cheap hotels. [BRIT, INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • dosser — doss Brit. informal ► VERB 1) sleep in rough or improvised conditions. 2) spend time idly. ► NOUN 1) archaic a bed in a cheap lodging house. 2) an easy task giving time for idling. DERIVATIVES dosser noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dosser — dosser1 /dos euhr/, n. 1. a basket for carrying objects on the back; pannier. 2. an ornamental covering for the back of a seat, esp. a throne or the like. 3. dossal (def. 1). Also, dorser. [1300 50; ME < AF; MF dossier < ML dosserium, var. of… …   Universalium

  • dosser — noun a) Someone who dosses, someone known for avoiding work. b) A basket. Syn: shirker …   Wiktionary

  • dosser — dos|ser Mot Agut Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • Dosser — one who sleeps in a dosshouse …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • dosser — I Australian Slang one who sleeps in a dosshouse II Everyday English Slang in Ireland n layabout, useless III Irish Slang lazy person …   English dialects glossary

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