Dozed the summer away.
I felt much better after a short doze.
- To fall into a light sleep.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of doze
- Probably of Scandinavian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English *dosen, from Old Norse dúsa (“to doze, rest, remain quiet”), from Proto-Germanic *dusēną (“to be dizzy”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewes-, *dʰews- (“to fly, whirl”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew- (“to fly, shake, reek, steam, smolder”). Cognate with Icelandic dúsa (“to doze”), Swedish dialectal dusa (“to doze, slumber”), Danish døse (“to doze”), Old English dysiġ (“foolish, stupid”), Scots dosnit (“stunned, stupefied”), Icelandic dúra (“to nap, slumber”). More at dizzy.