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snooze

[snooz] /snuz/
verb (used without object), snoozed, snoozing.
1.
to sleep; slumber; doze; nap.
noun
2.
a short sleep; nap.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; origin uncertain
Related forms
snoozer, noun
snoozy, adjective
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Examples from the web for snooze
  • To study the brain waves of a good night's sleep, scientists invited volunteers to snooze in the lab.
  • Genetic snooze button shows that broken sleep impairs memories.
  • He thought it was an alarm call and was sleepily locating the snooze button.
  • In practice, it is a snooze chamber that takes its orders from the party, even if there are signs that it is stirring a little.
  • It conjured up images of geriatric males waking from one board meeting only to take lunch before moving on to snooze at another.
  • How many of them let taps drip and leave lights on in the office toilet and other appliances connected on snooze mode.
  • In the center of the wheel is an audio on-off button that doubles as a snooze.
  • snooze abusers can shut off the alarm only after they've solved a math puzzle.
  • Bureaucrats still snooze atop mountains of public data, with no political imperative to release it.
  • Handy headphone jack lets you work musicians' hours while housemates snooze.
British Dictionary definitions for snooze

snooze

/snuːz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to take a brief light sleep
noun
2.
a nap
Derived Forms
snoozer, noun
snoozy, adjective
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for snooze
v.

1789, cant word, of unknown origin, perhaps echoic of a snore. Related: Snoozed; snoozing. The noun meaning "a short nap" is from 1793. Snooze-alarm is from 1965.

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Slang definitions & phrases for snooze

snooze

noun
  1. Nap or sleep: not comfortable enough to suit me for a snooze
  2. Something that induces sleep; a soporific event, person, etc: The concert was a snooze (1960s+)
verb

To sleep; cop zs, sack out (1789+)

[origin unknown; perhaps echoic of a snore]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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