doze, dose noun a lot, a great quantity: Muckle thochts wint roon the boy's mind. Next mornin Geordie wint oot for a ramble roon aboot the Orkneys an he saa a doze o silver-backit seals. [Great thoughts went through the boy’s mind. Next morning Geordie went out for a ramble round about the Orkneys and he saw a lot of silver-backed seals.] 19-. etymology: Scots; origin obscure; perhaps connected with English dose ‘a definite quantity or amount of something’; collected by JS; attested by SR