sleepaway

adjective
sleep·​away | \ ˈslēp-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce sleepaway (audio) \

Definition of sleepaway

: providing accommodations for overnight sleep and extended stay away from home sleepaway camps

Examples of sleepaway in a Sentence

We sent the kids off to sleepaway camp for the week.
Recent Examples on the Web Last year marked the first sleepaway version of the camp, and this summer, two-thirds of last year’s campers returned. Anastasia Hufham, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 July 2022 As a sleepaway screamer, 1984 is delightfully campy (pun probably intended by the show's powers that be). Allaire Nuss, EW.com, 20 July 2022 My dad spent five childhood summers at a sleepaway camp in New England and immediately suggested something similar for me. Colleen Mckeegan, ELLE, 8 June 2022 Hamdi guided me like a kid showing his parents around his sleepaway camp. Graeme Wood, The Atlantic, 3 Mar. 2022 Except when kids need space to grow a bit, like with sleepaway camps or schools? Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2022 Set at a sleepaway camp in 1978, the second and tighter of the two movies provided for review, which will arrive on Netflix on July 9, owes much to the Jason Voorhees origin story Friday the 13th. Judy Berman, Time, 7 July 2021 In Wisconsin, the CDC found that a sleepaway camp was a super spreader event this summer, with one positive case leading to 116 infections. Adriana Diaz, CBS News, 30 Oct. 2020 At a sleepaway summer camp in Georgia where hundreds were infected, 76 percent of campers and staff members whose test results were available to researchers had tested positive. Lisa Waananen Jones, New York Times, 31 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of sleepaway

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sleepaway was in 1971

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Last Updated

2 Aug 2022

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“Sleepaway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sleepaway. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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