snooze

[ snooz ]
/ snuz /

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

to sleep; slumber; doze; nap.

noun

a short sleep; nap.

Origin of snooze

First recorded in 1780–90; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM snooze

snooz·er, nounsnooz·y, adjective
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Examples from the Web for snoozy

  • The crew was in the forecastlea lolling, snoozy lot, now desperately yawning for lack of diversion.

    Every Man for Himself|Norman Duncan
  • “Well, this scooting through the air—hot air too—makes one snoozy,” explained Fullerton, uttering a cavernous yawn.

British Dictionary definitions for snoozy

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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