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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.
To sleep; cop zs, sack out (1789+)
[origin unknown; perhaps echoic of a snore]