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[kouch-surf] /ˈkaʊtʃˌsɜrf/ Informal.
verb (used without object)
to stay overnight in someone’s else’s home while traveling:
He couch-surfed at the houses of strangers and friends.
verb (used with object)
travel through (a place) or make (one’s way) by staying overnight in other people’s homes:
She spent a year couch-surfing the country.
Also, couch-hop [kouch-hop] /ˈkaʊtʃˌhɒp/ (Show IPA).
Origin of couch-surf
First recorded in 2000-05; couch + surf
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couch surfer, noun Unabridged
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noun phrase

sleeping on the couch or extra bed of an acquaintance when traveling or between permanent lodging places, esp. to save money


couch surfing while visiting Indiana

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couch surfing


Sleeping on the couch or extra bed of an acquaintance when traveling or when between permanent lodging places, esp to save money: I'm interviewing in Chicago, so I'm couch surfing it at my sister's/ She threw him out, so he is couch surfing at Shane's

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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