(intransitive, slang) To bulldoze.
- to fall into a light sleep
Other Word Forms of Doze
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Doze
Origin of Doze
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.
Probably of Scandinavian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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