sleep·er noun \ˈslē-pər\
: a person who sleeps in a particular way
: someone who is asleep
: a place or piece of furniture that can be used for sleeping
: a piece of timber, stone, or steel on or near the ground to support a superstructure, keep railroad rails in place, or receive floor joists : stringpiece
: someone or something unpromising or unnoticed that suddenly attains prominence or value <the low-budget film became the summer's sleeper>
: children's pajamas usually with feet —usually used in plural
chiefly British : a small earring or stud worn to keep the hole of a pierced ear from closing
Examples of SLEEPER
- Sleepers were awakened by the sound of a loud crash.
- He may turn out to be the sleeper in this year's election.
- The movie was the summer's sleeper.
- The movie became the sleeper hit of the summer.
First Known Use of SLEEPER
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