- a person who remains in bed until a relatively late hour; late riser.
Origin of lie-abed
First recorded in 1755–65
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Examples from the Web for lie-abed
It minds me of my mother rating a lie-abed maid of a Monday morning.The Great Mogul
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