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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Definitions for slugabed

  1. a lazy person who stays in bed long after the usual time for arising.

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Citations for slugabed
Why, lamb! why, lady! Fie, you slugabed! William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, 1599
"Up and off with you this morning, slugabed" is what she said, and back into the greasy grind of everyday living he trudged. John Nichols, The Wizard of Loneliness, 1966
Origin of slugabed
Slugabed is formed from the word slug meaning "to be slow" and the rare adverb abed meaning "in bed."
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