sleep-in

adjective \ ˈslēp-ˈin \

Definition of sleep-in

: that lives at the place of employment
  • a sleep-in maid

First Known Use of sleep-in

1951

in the meaning defined above

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sleep in

verb

Definition of sleep in

1 : to sleep where one is employed
2 a : oversleep
b : to sleep late intentionally

First Known Use of sleep in

1827

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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