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couch-surf

[kouch-surf] /ˈkaʊtʃˌsɜrf/
verb (used without object)
1.
to stay overnight in someone’s else’s home while traveling:
He couch-surfed at the houses of strangers and friends.
verb (used with object)
2.
travel through (a place) or make (one’s way) by staying overnight in other people’s homes:
She spent a year couch-surfing the country.
Also, couch-hop [kouch-hop] /ˈkaʊtʃˌhɒp/ (Show IPA).
Origin
2000-2005
2000-05; couch + surf
Related forms
couch surfer, noun
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Contemporary definitions for couch surfing
noun phrase

sleeping on the couch or extra bed of an acquaintance when traveling or between permanent lodging places, esp. to save money

Examples

couch surfing while visiting Indiana

Usage Note

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Slang definitions & phrases for couch surfing

couch surfing

noun

Sleeping on the couch or extra bed of an acquaintance when traveling or when between permanent lodging places, esp to save money: I'm interviewing in Chicago, so I'm couch surfing it at my sister's/ She threw him out, so he is couch surfing at Shane's


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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