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doss

[dos] /dɒs/
noun
1.
a place to sleep, especially in a cheap lodging house.
2.
verb (used without object)
3.
to sleep or lie down in any convenient place.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; origin obscure

DOS

[daws, dos] /dɔs, dɒs/
noun, Computers.
1.
any of several single-user, command-driven operating systems for personal computers, especially MS DOS.
Origin
d(isk) o(perating) s(ystem)
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British Dictionary definitions for doss

doss

/dɒs/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by down. to sleep, esp in a dosshouse
2.
(intransitive) often foll by around. to pass time aimlessly
noun
3.
a bed, esp in a dosshouse
4.
a slang word for sleep
5.
short for dosshouse
6.
a task or pastime requiring little effort: making a film is a bit of a doss
Word Origin
C18: of uncertain origin

DOS

/dɒs/
noun acronym trademark (computing)
1.
disk-operating system, often prefixed, as in MS-DOS and PC-DOS; a computer operating system
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Slang definitions & phrases for doss

doss

noun
  1. Sleep: find good barns for a doss at night (1890s+ Hoboes)
  2. (also doss house) A cheap lodging house; flophouse (1888+)
  3. A bed; kip (1789+)

[ultimately fr Latin dorsum, ''back'']


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Related Abbreviations for doss

DOS

  1. denial of service
  2. Department of State
  3. disk operating system
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