Pronunciation: (duz'un), [key]
—n., pl. doz•ens, (as after a numeral) doz•en,
1. a group of 12.
2. the dozens, Slang.a ritualized game typically engaged in by two persons each of whom attempts to outdo the other in insults directed against members of the other's family (usually used in the phrase play the dozens).
Pronunciation: (dō'zun), [key]
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