- fully awake; with the eyes wide open.
- alert, keen, or knowing: a wide-awake young woman.
- Also called wide-awake hat. a soft, low-crowned felt hat.
- the sooty tern.
Origin of wide-awake
First recorded in 1810–20
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2. watchful, vigilant; sharp, quick, astute.
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- fully awake
- keen, alert, or observant
- Also called: wide-awake hat a hat with a low crown and very wide brim
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