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bedtime

[bed-tahym] /ˈbɛdˌtaɪm/
noun
1.
the time at which a person usually goes to bed:
It's past my bedtime.
2.
the time at which a person goes to bed on a particular night:
I have to get up early tomorrow so bedtime tonight will be 9 o'clock.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English; see bed, time
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British Dictionary definitions for bed-time

bedtime

/ˈbɛdˌtaɪm/
noun
1.
  1. the time when one usually goes to bed
  2. (as modifier): a bedtime story
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Word Origin and History for bed-time

bedtime

n.

also bed-time, early 13c., from bed (n.) + time (n.). Bed-time story attested from 1867.

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