Doss vs Goss - What's the difference?

doss | goss |


As nouns the difference between doss and goss

is that doss is work avoidance while goss is cast iron.

As a verb doss

is (intransitive|british|and|ireland) to avoid work, shirk, etc.

As an adjective doss

is (scotland) describes a useless or lazy person generally combined with expletive noun, especially cunt .

doss

English

Verb

(es)
  • (intransitive, British, and, Ireland) To avoid work, shirk, etc.
  • I am going to doss tomorrow when the match is on.
  • (intransitive, British, slang) To sleep in the open or in a derelict building because one is homeless
  • I normally have to doss in shop doorways or park benches.

    Noun

    (es)
  • Work avoidance.
  • I am going to have a doss tomorrow.
  • Easy piece of work
  • Circumnavigating the world in a canoe is no doss

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (Scotland) Describes a useless or lazy person. Generally combined with expletive noun, especially cunt .
  • Get a fuckin hauld o yersel, ye doss cunt!

    See also

    * doss about * doss around * doss down * doss-house * doss off * dosser

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    goss

    English

    Etymology 1

    Shortening.

    Noun

    (-)
  • (slang) gossip.
  • The hottest goss in celeb-land today is that Angelina Jolie is jealous of her fella's relationship with his ex-wife.

    Etymology 2

    See (gorse).

    Noun

    (-)
  • * 1611 , , IV. i. 180:
  • through / Toothed briars, sharp furzes, pricking goss , and thorns,
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