sofa bed

or so·fa-bed, so·fa·bed

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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. soerakarta,
  2. soest,
  3. soever,
  4. sof,
  5. sofa,
  6. sofa surfing,
  7. sofa table,
  8. sofa-bed,
  9. sofar,
  10. sofer

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/.

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British Dictionary definitions for sofa-bed

sofa bed

noun

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

sofa-bed

n.

1805, from sofa + bed (n.).

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