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couch-surf

[ kouch-surf ]
/ ˈkaʊtʃˌsɜrf /
Informal.
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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.

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Origin of couch-surf

First recorded in 2000–05; couch + surf
couch surfer, noun
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