how to pronounce doss


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doss is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of doss in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… many more so Nannie Doss was born …”

meanings of doss


  1. The avoidance of work.
  2. An easy piece of work.
  3. A place to sleep in; a bed.
  4. Abbreviation of dioctyl sulfosuccinate.
  5. Sleep.


  1. To avoid work, shirk, etc.
  2. To sleep in the open or in a derelict building because one is homeless.


  1. Good, desirable.
  2. Useless or lazy. Generally combined with expletive noun, especially cunt.


  1. A surname​.

doss frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word doss occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics doss can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that doss can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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