from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One inclined to stay in bed out of laziness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who indulges in lying late in bed; a sluggard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who indulges in lying abed; a sluggard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who indulges in lying abed; a sluggard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who stays in bed until a relatively late hour


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • This one jumped in fully formed as I was lying slugabed and wishing for a real spring.

    Tew's Day!

  • Harriet has been kicked out of her French lover's Greenwich Village apartment on the fairly reasonable basis that she is an acid-tongued slugabed who does nothing but sit around watching quiz shows and insulting his friends.

    After Claude by Iris Owens – review

  • The other books in the first contract did much better not fast enough not to cost me that 30% and the books on the next contract did even better than that, so at this point the only slugabed in the group is #1 on the first contract.

    Why Advances Matter

  • Though the three of us, especially my wife the slugabed, deserve a huge amount of credit for actually getting up with the alarm and being out the door by 5:30, we were so far off in our estimation of how to see this event that dopeslaps are in order all the way around.

    Missed It By *THAT* Much

  • "Past nine o'clock, slugabed," her cousin replied.

    An Unacceptable Offer

  • Neither, as it turned out, had he ever actually heard the programme himself, being an habitual slugabed who always slept through it. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The slugabed skipped the fest in Deauville, France. Top Stories

  • There's every reason to fret and fume, so start your fuming, you slugabed!


  • T ethoxyethane of posterior is one oceania, but that it spectacularly spiff for clear rehabilitative euro is a unbordered slugabed in the picariae of comprehensible fount.

    Rational Review

  • The lady came to the chamber as first she might and finding Ruggieri asleep, nudged him and bade him in a low voice arise, but to no effect, for he replied not neither stirred anywhit; whereat she was somewhat vexed and nudged him more sharply, saying, 'Get up, slugabed!

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.