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Origin of sleep-out
Words nearby sleep-out
Definition for sleep out (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), slept, sleep·ing.
verb (used with object), slept, sleep·ing.
- (especially of domestic help) to sleep where one is employed.
- to sleep beyond one's usual time of arising.
- (especially of domestic help) to sleep away from one's place of employment.
- Chiefly Northern U.S. to sleep away from one's home.
- to sleep outdoors.
Origin of sleep
OTHER WORDS FROM sleepsleep·ful, adjectivesleep·like, adjectivean·ti·sleep, adjectiveun·der·sleep, verb (used without object), un·der·slept, un·der·sleep·ing.
British Dictionary definitions for sleep out (1 of 2)
verb (intr, adverb)
British Dictionary definitions for sleep out (2 of 2)
verb sleeps, sleeping or slept
Word Origin for sleep
Medical definitions for sleep out
Scientific definitions for sleep out
Idioms and Phrases with sleep out (1 of 2)
Sleep at home, as opposed to one's place of employment, as in We have a full-time nurse for her, but she sleeps out. [Mid-1800s]
Sleep away from one's own home, as in She's not here; she's sleeping out.
Idioms and Phrases with sleep out (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with sleep
- sleep around
- sleep a wink, not
- sleep in
- sleep like a log
- sleep on something
- sleep out
- sleep over
- sleep through
- sleep with
- let sleeping dogs lie
- lose sleep over
- put to sleep
Also see underasleep.