sleepyhead

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sleepyhead a sleepy person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sleepyhead A sleepy person. "To bed, to bed, says Sleepyhead ."
    • Sleepyhead (Zoöl) The ruddy duck.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sleepyhead An idle, lazy person.
    • n sleepyhead The sleepy duck.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sleepyhead a lazy person
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. slǽpanslǽp; Ger. schlaf, Goth. sleps.

Usage

In literature:

You mustn't think I'm always such a sleepyhead.
"He Fell in Love with His Wife" by Edward P. Roe
We hadn't expected to see Reddy Schreiner at such an early hour, for he was always a sleepyhead, and no alarm clock would ever wake him.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
It's your own fault for being such a sleepyhead.
"The Circus Comes to Town" by Lebbeus Mitchell
Niggers is a sleepyheaded set.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Sammy Sleepyhead was cured.
"The Goody-Naughty Book" by Sarah Cory Rippey
The last of all in the wedding procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle were the Sleepyheads.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
What a little sleepyhead!
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
I never see a sleepyheaded boy pick up the fine pints o' the game like he did, and he had nerve, too, along with his science.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
I am no sleepyhead, and being kept awake a little doesn't hurt me.
"Avarice-Anger:" by Eugène Sue
If only they had not been such cowards and sleepyheads!
"Captain Ted" by Louis Pendleton
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In news:

Amy Farrand's Weirdo Wednesdays, Karma Vision, Dark Ages , and Now Now Sleepyhead, in this week's Pitch.
Amy Farrand 's Weirdo Wednesdays, Karma Vision, Dark Ages, and Now Now Sleepyhead, in this week's Pitch.
For all sleepyheads who find themselves snoozing in at the weekend, you may find yourselves struggling with social jet lag once Monday rolls around and you can't roll out of bed.
Amy Farrand's Weirdo Wednesdays, Karma Vision, Dark Ages, and Now Now Sleepyhead, in this week's Pitch.
Not your everyday eggs, this savory treat will wake up the sleepyheads.
Sure, "Sleepyhead" was bound to get the biggest crowd response of the night, but four years after penning that monster hit, Passion Pit are working the stage hard to prove it won't be their one-and-only.
This syrup from Betty Fraser and Denise DeCarlo, owners of Grub in Hollywood, Calif, is fantastic in cocktails, such as the Sleepyhead, but it also makes an out-of-this-world ginger ale.
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