Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare One who indulges in lying abed; a sluggard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a person who stays in bed until a relatively late hour

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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

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

    Tew's Day!

  • 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

  • The slugabed skipped the fest in Deauville, France.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The slugabed skipped the fest in Deauville, France.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

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

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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

    ImpeachBush

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  • This word has such a great sound to it!

    August 17, 2008

  • "Let even the slug-abed snail upon the thorn

    Put forth a conscious horn!"

    Francis Thompson(1859-1907) From the Night of Forebeing. Ode to Easter

    September 25, 2009

  • Melds sluggard + abed ("in bed").

    September 25, 2009