Word of the day

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doss (noun) – (Chiefly British Slang) 1. Sleep; rest.
2. A crude or makeshift bed.

(verb) – To go to bed, especially in a crude or makeshift bed; sleep.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The origin of the English verb doss is obscure. It is most likely derived from the Latin noun dossum, a variant of dorsum “the back (of the body),” a noun of unclear origin. The verb endorse comes from Medieval Latin indorsāre “to write on or sign the back of a document”; the adjective dorsal “having a back or located on the back” is most likely familiar as an anatomical term, especially referring to the fin of a shark or a dolphin. Doss entered English in the late 18th century.


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