- a sleepy person.
Origin of sleepyhead
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Examples from the Web for sleepyhead
"He's such a Sleepyhead he doesn't know his own name," said the Lefthandiron.Andiron Tales
John Kendrick Bangs
When he had finished the others all laughed and called him a sleepyhead.Myths of the Cherokee
I am no sleepyhead, and being kept awake a little doesn't hurt me.Avarice-Anger:
The reason I'm putting you on the first watch is because you're such a sleepyhead.Ted Strong's Motor Car
Edward C. Taylor
Now Dorothea was a “sleepyhead” and had seldom been known to get up when first awakened.
- informal a sleepy or lazy person