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slugabed Line breaks: slug|abed
Pronunciation: /ˈslʌɡəbɛd/

Definition of slugabed in English:


chiefly North American or archaic
A lazy person who stays in bed late.
Example sentences
  • I was awake at 6: 00 a.m. while the hardened slugabeds wanted to sleep the day away.
  • I'm hoping to get a few more from lollygaggers and slugabeds.
  • This time though, his team were not the slugabeds who had toiled so morosely against Austria, Poland and England in Manchester.


Late 16th century: from the rare verb slug 'be lazy or slow' + abed.

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