Doss vs Hoss - What's the difference?

doss | hoss |

As nouns the difference between doss and hoss

is that doss is work avoidance while hoss is (us|slang|south) a horse.

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 .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (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.


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


    (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






  • (US, slang, South) A horse.
  • (US, slang, Southeast) A big person, usually a man; a person who has size comparable to that of a horse.
  • (US, slang, Southeast)
  • What's up, hoss ?
  • (slang) A well-respected person.
  • (US, slang, Northwest) A car.
  • Synonyms

    * (man) dude, man, brother, guy, chap, comrade, bol, bub

    Derived terms

    * one-hoss shay