- to sleep; slumber; doze; nap.
- a short sleep; nap.
Origin of snooze
First recorded in 1780–90; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for snoozy
- (intr) to take a brief light sleep
- a nap
C18: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for snoozy
1789, cant word, of unknown origin, perhaps echoic of a snore. Related: Snoozed; snoozing. The noun meaning "a short nap" is from 1793. Snooze-alarm is from 1965.
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