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

Origin of slugabed

First recorded in 1585–95; slug1 + abed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slugabed

Historical Examples of slugabed

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

    Helmet of Navarre

    Bertha Runkle

British Dictionary definitions for slugabed



a person who remains in bed through laziness

Word Origin for slugabed

C16: from slug (gard) + abed
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