In the mainstream discourse and official statements, homeless has been the standard term for years. More recently, however, activists and housing advocates have begun to use the word unhoused (or, relatedly, houseless), even as governments stick with homeless.
What is a better term for homeless?
Instead, the stylebook recommends “homeless people,” “people without housing,” or “people without homes.” Other terms considered disparaging are “vagrant” or “derelict.”
What is a dosser?
English Language Learners Definition of dosser : a person who does not have a home to sleep in : a homeless person.
What is a big dosser?
British, informal + often disparaging : a homeless person An increasing number of young dossers are also using trains parked for the night near Victoria station.—
Does docile mean gentle?
If someone is docile, he is easily taught or handled. If you suddenly became a trouble-maker in class, your teachers would long for the days when you were sweet and docile. Docile comes from Latin root for teaching, docere, so someone docile is easy to teach. A docile student is willing to be taught.