Budding doctors, actors, stock traders, lawyers, and writers all had a slumber party Wednesday night.
The New York Times has only recently begun to awaken from its 10-year slumber.
Coffin: A final resting place for corpses, and for daytime slumber for vampires.
mid-14c. alteration of slumeren (mid-13c.), frequentative form of slumen "to doze," probably from Old English sluma "light sleep" (cf. Middle Dutch slumen, Dutch sluimeren, German schlummern "to slumber"). Frequentative on the notion of "intermittent light sleep." For the -b-, cf. number, lumber, chamber, etc. Related: Slumbered; slumbering.
mid-14c., from slumber (v.). Slumber party first recorded 1942. Slumberland is from 1875.