sleep·​over ˈslēp-ō-vər How to pronounce sleepover (audio)
: an overnight stay (as at another's home)
: an instance of hosting a sleepover in one's home

Example Sentences

Our daughter is having a sleepover for her friends tomorrow.
Recent Examples on the Web The night of that sleepover and its aftermath has haunted Josh all these years. CBS News, 26 Nov. 2022 My Mind and Me on Apple+ TV with a special sleepover. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 25 Nov. 2022 Earlier that morning, the girls later learned, an apartment fire broke out during a children’s sleepover. cleveland, 23 Nov. 2022 Invite everyone to wear their favorite Christmas pajamas over to your house for a party that feels like a big adult sleepover. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 16 Nov. 2022 Camera footage of the night of the sleepover obtained by investigators showed Vinick laying face down on a blue mat at the back of a large hall. Hartford Courant, 2 Nov. 2022 If that seems impossible based on schedules, ask people in your community (maybe even the crush friend) to take a kid for a sleepover. Meredith Goldstein,, 2 Sep. 2022 The fast-moving, middle-of-the-night inferno destroyed the home in the small community of Nescopeck, where members of an extended family had gathered for a summertime sleepover. Fox News, 12 Aug. 2022 Unlike his predecessor, Rabbi Mirvis will have a royal sleepover at King Charles's home of Clarence House. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 27 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sleepover was in 1965

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Cite this Entry

“Sleepover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition



sleep·​over ˈslēp-ō-vər How to pronounce sleepover (audio)
: an overnight stay at another's home or an instance of having others stay at one's own home

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