sofa bed

or so·fa-bed, so·fa·bed



a sofa that can be converted into a bed, either by folding out the seat or by lowering the back to be flush with the seat.

Origin of sofa bed

First recorded in 1810–20
Also called so·fa-sleep·er, so·fa/sleep·er [soh-fuh-slee-per] /ˈsoʊ fəˌsli pər/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for sofa-bed

futon, daybed

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British Dictionary definitions for sofa-bed

sofa bed


a sofa that can be converted into a bed
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Word Origin and History for sofa-bed

1805, from sofa + bed (n.).

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