slugabed

[ sluhg-uh-bed ]
/ ˈslʌg əˌbɛd /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. sludgy,
  2. slue,
  3. sluff,
  4. slug,
  5. slug-a-bed,
  6. slugfest,
  7. sluggard,
  8. sluggardly,
  9. slugger,
  10. slugging average

Origin of slugabed

First recorded in 1585–95; slug1 + abed

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Examples 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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