nounBritish informal, derogatory
1A person who sleeps rough; a tramp.
- He knew that the ruling class are in some ways as much outsiders as vagrants and dossers, which is why the landowner has a sneaking sympathy for the poacher.
- He could have chosen to do other, less famous people, and has done that on many occasions, such as dossers and other working-class figures.
- Who else would buy up 6250 cans, only to give all the cans away to dossers?
2An idle person.
- There had been an exchange of insults between them with allegations of each being a dosser.
- For incompetents and dossers prosper only at the expense of good workers.
- I sat there fearing the worse on day one and envisaged all the stereotype dossers sitting in my class.
Words that rhyme with dosserBarbarossa, embosser, fossa, glosser, josser, Ossa, Saragossa
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