shut-eye

noun

: sleep
get some shut-eye

Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shut-eye was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Shut-eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shut-eye. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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