shut-eye

noun
\ ˈshət-ˌī How to pronounce shut-eye (audio) \

Definition of shut-eye

: sleep get some shut-eye

First Known Use of shut-eye

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Shut-eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shut-eye. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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