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bedtime story

a story told to a child at bedtime.
Origin of bedtime story
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for bedtime story
  • The sixties' college experience was my generation's favorite bedtime story.
  • Fortunately, there's a solution for those times when you can't be at home to read a bedtime story.
  • Most parents look forward to that special bedtime story with their little ones.
  • In the evenings, guests can have a member of the staff come read them a bedtime story while in bed.
  • Two months ago, my husband read our children a bedtime story until the tears in his eyes blurred the page.
  • They may also bring their favorite bedtime toy, pillow, and blanket so they can settle in for a great bedtime story.
  • She puts his pajamas on and everyone joins her on the couch to read a bedtime story.
Slang definitions & phrases for bedtime story

fairy tale


Simplistic explanation, often condescending: don't want to hear your little bedtime story

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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