snooze

[snooz]
verb (used without object), snoozed, snoozing.
1.
to sleep; slumber; doze; nap.
noun
2.
a short sleep; nap.

Origin:
1780–90; origin uncertain

snoozer, noun
snoozy, adjective
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snooze (snuːz)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to take a brief light sleep
 
n
2.  a nap
 
[C18: of unknown origin]
 
'snoozer
 
n
 
'snoozy
 
adj

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snooze
1789, cant word, of unknown origin, perhaps echoic of a snore.
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Example sentences
To study the brain waves of a good night's sleep, scientists invited volunteers to snooze in the lab.
It conjured up images of geriatric males waking from one board meeting only to take lunch before moving on to snooze at another.
Bureaucrats still snooze atop mountains of public data, with no political imperative to release it.
Genetic snooze button shows that broken sleep impairs memories.
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