Rip van Winkle

noun
Rip van Win·kle | \ ˌrip-(ˌ)van-ˈwiŋ-kəl , -vən- \

Definition of Rip van Winkle 

: a ne'er-do-well in a story in Washington Irving's Sketch Book who sleeps for 20 years

First Known Use of Rip van Winkle

circa 1820, in the meaning defined above

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