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Tuesday, June 22, 1999

Definitions for slugabed

  1. a lazy person who stays in bed long after the usual time for arising.

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Citations for slugabed
Why, lamb! why, lady! Fie, you slugabed! William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, 1599
"Up and off with you this morning, slugabed" is what she said, and back into the greasy grind of everyday living he trudged. John Nichols, The Wizard of Loneliness, 1966
Origin of slugabed
1585-1595
Slugabed is formed from the word slug meaning "to be slow" and the rare adverb abed meaning "in bed."