: an act of lying down (as in a public place) in organized protest or as a means of forcing compliance with demands

Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lie-in was in 1963

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“Lie-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lie-in. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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