Definition of dosser in English:


Line breaks: doss¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈdɒsə


British informal , derogatory
1A person who sleeps rough; a tramp.
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  • 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.
More example sentences
  • 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.

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