sleepyhead

[ slee-pee-hed ]
/ ˈsli piˌhɛd /

noun

a sleepy person.

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Origin of sleepyhead

First recorded in 1570–80; sleepy + head
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British Dictionary definitions for sleepyhead

sleepyhead
/ (ˈsliːpɪˌhɛd) /

noun

informal a sleepy or lazy person

Derived forms of sleepyhead

sleepyheaded, adjective
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