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slugabed

[ sluhg-uh-bed ]
/ ˈslʌg əˌbɛd /
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noun

a lazy person who stays in bed long after the usual time for arising.

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Origin of slugabed

First recorded in 1585–95; slug1 + abed
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Example sentences from the Web for slugabed

  • "You are no slugabed, St. Quentin," the young councillor called.

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British Dictionary definitions for slugabed

slugabed
/ (ˈslʌɡəˌbɛd) /

noun

a person who remains in bed through laziness

Word Origin for slugabed

C16: from slug (gard) + abed
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