n. archaic a lazy person who lies late in bed.
Etymology: slug (v.) (see SLUGGARD) + ABED

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  • Slugabed — Slug a*bed , n. One who indulges in lying abed; a sluggard. [R.] Fie, you slugabed! Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slugabed — 1590s, from obsolete verb slug be lazy, intert (early 15c.), which is perhaps from Scandinavian (Cf. Swed. dial. slogga to be slow or sluggish ); adj. sluggy is from early 13c. With BED (Cf. bed) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • slugabed — [slug′ə bed΄] n. [< ME sluggen (see SLUGGARD) + BED] a lazy person who stays in bed when he or she should be up …   English World dictionary

  • slugabed — noun Date: 1592 a person who stays in bed after the usual or proper time to get up; broadly sluggard …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slugabed — /slug euh bed /, n. a lazy person who stays in bed long after the usual time for arising. [1585 95; SLUG1 + ABED] * * * …   Universalium

  • slugabed — noun One who indulges in lying late in bed; a sluggard …   Wiktionary

  • slugabed — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A self indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity: bum1, drone1, faineant, good for nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, ne er do well, no good, sluggard, wastrel. Informal: do little, do… …   English dictionary for students

  • slugabed — slug·a·bed || slÊŒgÉ™bed n. lazy person who stays in bed until late hours due to laziness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • slugabed — noun chiefly N. Amer. or archaic a lazy person who stays in bed late. Origin C16: from the rare verb slug be lazy or slow + abed …   English new terms dictionary

  • slugabed — slug·abed …   English syllables

  • slugabed — slug•a•bed [[t]ˈslʌg əˌbɛd[/t]] n. a person who habitually rises late • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

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