shuteye

[ shuht-ahy ]
/ ˈʃʌtˌaɪ /

noun Informal.


Nearby words

  1. shut-off,
  2. shut-out bid,
  3. shutdown,
  4. shute,
  5. shute, nevil,
  6. shutoff,
  7. shutout,
  8. shutter,
  9. shutter priority,
  10. shutter release

Origin of shuteye

First recorded in 1895–1900; shut + eye

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British Dictionary definitions for shut-eye

shuteye

/ (ˈʃʌtˌaɪ) /

noun

an informal term for sleep
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Word Origin and History for shut-eye

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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