"dosser" meaning in All languages combined

Noun [English]

Forms: dossers [plural] IPA: /ˈdɒsə(ɹ)/ Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-dosser.wav [UK]
  1. Someone who dosses, someone known for avoiding work. Tags: Britain, Ireland
    Categories (other): British English, Irish English Synonyms: shirker, idler
  2. A homeless and jobless person.
  3. One who lodges in a doss-house.

Noun [English]

Forms: dossers [plural] IPA: /ˈdɒsə(ɹ)/ Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Vealhurl-dosser.wav [UK]
  1. A pannier or basket.
  2. A hanging tapestry; a dorsal.

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