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[ lahy-uh-bed ]
/ ˈlaɪ əˌbɛd /


a person who remains in bed until a relatively late hour; late riser.



Nearby words

lie to, lie up, lie with, lie, marius sophus, lie, trygve halvdan, lie-abed, lie-by, lie-down, lie-in, lieberkühn, lieberkühn's crypt

Origin of lie-abed

First recorded in 1755–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lie-abed

  • She was no “lie-abed” in any case, and in her present nervous state she had to be up and doing.

    Ruth Fielding Down East|Alice B. Emerson
  • Mrs. Hazleton scolded her jestingly for late rising, and asked if she was always such a lie-abed.

  • Richard Norton was always a lie-abed, so poor Jane was alone to puzzle out the secret of our haggard faces.

    The Wings of Icarus|Laurence Alma Tadema
  • It minds me of my mother rating a lie-abed maid of a Monday morning.

    The Great Mogul|Louis Tracy