from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An instance of spending the night as a guest at another's home.
- n. An overnight guest.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the act of spending the night as a guest in another's house, especially the participants are children
- n. an overnight guest
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an occasion of spending a night away from home or having a guest spend the night in your home (especially as a party for children)
Sorry, no etymologies found.
(Next sleepover is in two weeks time with Pa and Nanna Pam while we go to a wedding.)
But the good thing about the sleepover is that the three of them just went off and did stuff.
Wait a minute - how the heck do you define the word sleepover anyway?
After feeding the dogs lunch and taking them on another walk, they chose Kemma for a "sleepover" - an introductory experience for the dog and its potential adoptive family at an animal-friendly motel so they could get to know each other.
Kathz: I thought I had read all Sayers, but that one must have slipped through - the sleepover was a bust - grrr.
The NAVY has said the sleepover is a violation and unprofessional
Mr. Taylor said the sleepover was a "once in a lifetime" chance for the fans to be surrounded by such items from the singer's life as the gate at his Neverland residence, costumes from his many tours, shoes, hats and even a 1967 Rolls Royce Phantom that he used to drive around Los Angeles with friend and actress Elizabeth Taylor.
OH: Editorial - Brunner correct to cease 'sleepover' practice LINK
Finally, 'sleepover' , whether a vulgar Americanism or not, is a totally inaccurate term as no sleeping takes place at all.
I didn't get to the rainforest but I did go to the port Townsend Farmers Market (see two posts ahead) and had a "sleepover" that night, sort of which is odd, as adults getting a bunch of gals around and doing the gab into the night is sort of fun now and then (we only missed the hot chocolate!)