couch surfing

couch-surf

[kouch-surf] Informal.
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] .


Origin:
2000–05; couch + surf

couch surfer, noun
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Main Entry:  couch surfing
Part of Speech:  n phr
Definition:  sleeping on the couch or extra bed of an acquaintance when traveling or between permanent lodging places, esp. to save money
Example:  couch surfing while visiting Indiana
Usage:  slang
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