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  1. a sleepy person.
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Origin of sleepyhead

First recorded in 1570–80; sleepy + head
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Examples from the Web for sleepyhead

Historical Examples

  • "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.

  • I am no sleepyhead, and being kept awake a little doesn't hurt me.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for sleepyhead


  1. informal a sleepy or lazy person
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Derived Formssleepyheaded, adjective
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