shuteye

[shuht-ahy]
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Origin of shuteye

First recorded in 1895–1900; shut + eye
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British Dictionary definitions for shut-eye

shuteye

noun
  1. an informal term for sleep
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Word Origin and History for shut-eye
n.

colloquial for "sleep," 1899, from shut (v.) + eye (n.). Hans Christian Andersen's "Ole Shut-eye," about a being who makes children sleepy, came out 1842; "The Shut-Eye Train" popular children's poem by Eugene Field, is from 1896.

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