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[snooz] /snuz/
verb (used without object), snoozed, snoozing.
to sleep; slumber; doze; nap.
a short sleep; nap.
Origin of snooze
1780-90; origin uncertain
Related forms
snoozer, noun
snoozy, adjective Unabridged
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  • “Well, this scooting through the air—hot air too—makes one snoozy,” explained Fullerton, uttering a cavernous yawn.

    In the Whirl of the Rising Bertram Mitford
  • The crew was in the forecastlea lolling, snoozy lot, now desperately yawning for lack of diversion.

    Every Man for Himself Norman Duncan
British Dictionary definitions for snoozy


(intransitive) to take a brief light sleep
a nap
Derived Forms
snoozer, noun
snoozy, adjective
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for snoozy



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for snoozy

snoot full

noun phrase

  1. One's intoxicating fill of liquor; a SKINFUL: I met a lot of other reporters and I got a snoot full/ You've had a snoot full (1918+)
  2. More than enough of something; one's fill: By that time I'd had a snootful of good advice (1940s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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