Definition of forty winks

: a short sleep : nap

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1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Forty winks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forty%20winks. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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forty winks

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English Language Learners Definition of forty winks

informal : a short sleep : a brief nap

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