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shuteye

[shuht-ahy] /ˈʃʌtˌaɪ/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin of shuteye
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; shut + eye
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shuteye

/ˈʃʌtˌaɪ/
noun
1.
an informal term for sleep
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for shut-eye
n.

colloquial for "sleep," 1899, from shut (v.) + eye (n.). Hans Christian Andersen's "Ole Shut-eye," about a being who makes children sleepy, came out 1842; "The Shut-Eye Train" popular children's poem by Eugene Field, is from 1896.

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Slang definitions & phrases for shut-eye

shut-eye

noun

Sleep: I'll give Betsy the first crack at some shut-eye (1899+)

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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