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slugabed

[sluhg-uh-bed] /ˈslʌg əˌbɛd/
noun
1.
a lazy person who stays in bed long after the usual time for arising.
Origin of slugabed
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; slug1 + abed
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  • "You are no slugabed, St. Quentin," the young councillor called.

    Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle
British Dictionary definitions for slugabed

slugabed

/ˈslʌɡəˌbɛd/
noun
1.
a person who remains in bed through laziness
Word Origin
C16: from slug(gard) + abed
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