doss house


doss house

doss house ExamplesWord Origin noun Chiefly British.

  1. flophouse.

Origin of doss house First recorded in 1885–90 Examples from the Web for doss house Historical Examples of doss house

  • As an environment, the doss-house is interesting enough, but it is imperfect and inadequate.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald

  • “The Doss-house” is at most the corollary of this revolution.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald

  • Heard he was dying in a doss-house, and must fetch him home and nurse him back to life.

    All Roads Lead to Calvary

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • The memory of the doss-house worked in Shelton’s mind like poison.

    The Island Pharisees

    John Galsworthy

  • But a vagabond rat turned it out, and made a doss-house of it.

    Birds of the wave and woodland

    Phil (Philip Stewart) Robinson

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