dosser


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dosser

(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]

dosser

(ˈdɒsə)
n
1. Brit a person who sleeps in dosshouses
2. (Social Welfare) Brit another word for dosshouse
3. a lazy person; idler
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dosser - someone who sleeps in any convenient place
hobo, tramp, bum - a disreputable vagrant; "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
Translations

dosser

[ˈdɒsəʳ] N (Brit) → vagabundo/a m/f, pobre mf

dosser

[ˈdɒsər] n (British) (= homeless person) → clochard(e) m/fdoss house doss-house n (British)asile m de nuit

dosser

n (Brit inf) → Penner(in) m(f) (inf), → Stadtstreicher(in) m(f)

dosser

[ˈdɒsəʳ] n (Brit) (fam) → barbone/a
References in periodicals archive ?
The cheeky dosser had even taken off his trainers to get comfortable.
The Future People" -- a visual feature photographed by Fanny Latour-Lambert and Chantelle Dosser -- envisions the global fashion community, 40 years from today.
Fahd Abdullah Al-Mubarak and the technical team working on the G20's dosser in the Finance Ministry and SAMA.
Well, finances are a bit tight since my family disowned me for moving up North, plus I lost most of my inheritance investing in that musical version of 'Boys From The Blackstuff' ('I am Yozzer, I'm no dosser, Giz a job or I'll butt your gob' - I personally thought it was a winner).
Dawn McDonald: "Would they ask a dole dosser to rehome their 14 kids?
But there was one dosser than out-dossed some pretty slack competition.
Dosser, of Kirton near Felixstowe, who was jailed for 22 months at Norwich court, committed the offences while at St Mary's, Hadleigh.
In the on-course side contests, Paul Dosser won the nearest the pin contest on the 12th hole with his tee shot finishing directly behind the hole while Debbie Lane was closest on the challenging 16th hole.
The highlight of the charity auction was a previously unseen 6ft, 36-stone statue of comic strip legends Lobey Dosser.
Whereas the upstairs was dominated, quite rightly, by Willy Russell and (artistic director) Alan Dosser and all the actors, we had our little things downstairs.
I need somewhere to have a kip, have a bit of food maybe and be a kind of dosser who will keep himself to himself and work long hours.
1st Alan Baird & Rob Killick (14 points), 2nd David & Dena Wales (9), 3rd Aqdas Ahmad & Adam Guy (8), 4th Murtuz Zamanly & Mureed Nusseir (7), 5th Wayne Giles & John McIsaac (7), 6th David Kesler & Alec Daugherty (6), 7th Danielle Sheppard & Suzanna Hobday (6), 8th Jeff & Val Wright (5), 9th Yaver Rashid & Andy Love (5), 10th Wayne Giles & Andrew Nelson (4), 11th Joe Bill & Soy Butler (4), 12th Rob & Debbie Lane (4), 13th Paul Dosser & Rajinder Sachdeva (3), 14th Ed & Louise Daly (3), 15th Gino Gizzi & Jim Porter (2), 16th Jake Core & Aqdas Ahmad (2), 17th Phil & Julie Dixon (1).