dosser

dosser

1 [dos-er]
noun
1.
a basket for carrying objects on the back; pannier.
2.
an ornamental covering for the back of a seat, especially a throne or the like.
3.
dossal ( def 1 ).
Also, dorser.


Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French; Middle French dossier < Medieval Latin dosserium, variant of dorserium, equivalent to dors(um) back + -erium -ery; replacing Middle English dorser < Medieval Latin dorserium

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dosser

2 [dos-er]
noun Chiefly British.
a person who sleeps in a doss house.

Origin:
1865–70; doss + -er1

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dosser1 (ˈdɒsə)
 
n
rare a bag or basket for carrying objects on the back
 
[C14: from Old French dossier, from Medieval Latin dorsārium, from Latin dorsum back]

dosser2 (ˈdɒsə)
 
n
1.  (Brit) a person who sleeps in dosshouses
2.  (Brit) another word for dosshouse
3.  a lazy person; idler

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