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[sleep-oh-ver] /ˈslipˌoʊ vər/
an instance of sleeping over, as at another person's house.
a person who sleeps over.
Origin of sleepover
1970-75; noun use of verb phrase sleep over Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sleepover
  • Some will stay out for a few nights before returning to the stockades, as though they'd been away at a sleepover.
  • It is hardly shocking that teenagers at a sleepover party would engage in raunchy behavior.
  • It can be used short-term for an important sleepover, or prescribed for long-term use for months.
  • She skipped her normal bedtime bath because of the sleepover.
  • He recalled leaving his house that afternoon and heading over to a friend's house across the street for a sleepover.
  • We would babysit three days a week in their home and have them sleepover at our house almost every weekend.
British Dictionary definitions for sleepover


(informal, mainly US) an instance of spending the night at someone else's home
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