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  1. a person who remains in bed until a relatively late hour; late riser.
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Origin of lie-abed

First recorded in 1755–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for lie-abed

Historical Examples

  • It minds me of my mother rating a lie-abed maid of a Monday morning.

    The Great Mogul

    Louis Tracy

  • Mrs. Hazleton scolded her jestingly for late rising, and asked if she was always such a 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

  • 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