snooze

[ snooz ]
/ snuz /
Informal.

verb (used without object), snoozed, snooz·ing.

to sleep; slumber; doze; nap: I feel wonderful—I snoozed for over an hour after lunch.

noun

a short sleep; nap.
a person or thing regarded as very dull or tiresome; a bore: Our professor knows his subject but can be a bit of a snooze in the classroom.

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Origin of snooze

First recorded in 1780–90; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM snooze

snooz·er, nounsnooz·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for snooze

snooze
/ (snuːz) informal /

verb

(intr) to take a brief light sleep

noun

a nap

Derived forms of snooze

snoozer, nounsnoozy, adjective

Word Origin for snooze

C18: of unknown origin
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