What is another word for doss?

85 synonyms found


[ dˈɒs], [ dˈɒs], [ d_ˈɒ_s]

How to use "Doss" in context?

Doss is a benevolent term for someone who provides temporary or occasional lodging for the homeless. Dosses were typically small one-room or two-room dwellings that offered sanitary facilities and Often shared kitchen facilities, storage or meeting rooms. Dosses were typically in areas away from the central business district, providing a sense of privacy for the homeless and an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Today, dosses are a thing of the past; many of them have been replaced by shelters and other emergency housing facilities.

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