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sleep-out

[ sleep-out ]

adjective



noun

  1. a person who lives elsewhere than at the place of employment.
  2. an act or instance of sleeping outdoors.

sleep out

verb

  1. (esp of a tramp) to sleep in the open air
  2. to sleep away from the place of work


noun

  1. an area of a veranda that has been glassed in or partitioned off so that it may be used as a bedroom
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sleep-out1

First recorded in 1910–15; adj., noun use of verb phrase sleep out
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Example Sentences

Many questions are answered, like: What are the objections to having an infant sleep out of doors?

If any of them had to stay over there all night, they would sleep out in the woods rather than go into the house.

You see, I didn't know if I was to sleep out of doors or sleep in a barn—surely, I didn't plan that it was a place like this!

It was quite different from the warm jungle where he could sleep out of doors with only his own fur for a bedquilt.

The hot Rain drenched them, and the tropical Sun steamed them; they had Mud on their clothes, and had to sleep out.

Billy Junior rubbed his face against his fore leg to get the sleep out of his eyes, so he could see who was there.

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