Goss vs Soss - What's the difference?

goss | soss |


As nouns the difference between goss and soss

is that goss is cast iron while soss is (uk|dialect) anything dirty or muddy; a dirty puddle or soss can be (obsolete) a lazy fellow.

As a verb soss is

to fall suddenly into a chair or seat; to sit lazily.

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,
    ----

    soss

    English

    Etymology 1

    See sesspoll.

    Noun

    (es)
  • (UK, dialect) Anything dirty or muddy; a dirty puddle.
  • Etymology 2

    Compare souse.

    Verb

    (es)
  • To fall suddenly into a chair or seat; to sit lazily.
  • (Jonathan Swift)
  • To throw in a negligent or careless manner; to toss.
  • (Jonathan Swift)

    Noun

    (es)
  • (obsolete) A lazy fellow.
  • (Cotgrave)
  • A heavy fall.
  • (Halliwell)
    (Webster 1913) ----