sleep·​over | \ ˈslēp-ō-vər How to pronounce sleepover (audio) \

Definition of sleepover

1 : an overnight stay (as at another's home)
2 : an instance of hosting a sleepover in one's home

Examples of sleepover in a Sentence

Our daughter is having a sleepover for her friends tomorrow.
Recent Examples on the Web Morgan Geyser and Anisa Weier attacked their friend, Payton Leutner, in a Waukesha County park following a sleepover in 2014. Todd Richmond, Star Tribune, "Girl appeals Slender Man stabbing to Wisconsin Supreme Court," 11 Sep. 2020 But as my little Luna embarks on her very first sleepover tonight, another little one makes some big growth moves of their own. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Chrissy Teigen Revealed She's on Bed Rest for Two Weeks While Pregnant With Her Third Child," 10 Sep. 2020 But as my little Luna embarks on her very first sleepover tonight, another little one makes some big growth moves of their own. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chrissy Teigen's Ultrasound Had a Little Help from 4-Year-Old Luna," 8 Sep. 2020 The girls, who were having a sleepover, admitted to sneaking out at 2:30 a.m. via a window without putting on their shoes to avoid waking up the host girl’s parents. cleveland, "Shoeless teens take 2:30 a.m. walk, but get lost: Russell Township Police Blotter," 28 Aug. 2020 Jessica then 9, was away at a sleepover the night of the murders and survived. Chris O'connell, CBS News, "A lifelong friendship rekindled through tragedy," 15 Aug. 2020 Investigators said Geyser and co-defendant Anissa Weier lured her from a sleepover to a nearby park in Waukesha. Scott Bauer, Star Tribune, "1 of 2 girls convicted in Slender Man stabbing loses appeal," 12 Aug. 2020 The lone survivor of what was once the largest video chain store in the U.S. has partnered with Airbnb to offer a sleepover adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. oregonlive, "Sleep over inside the world’s only surviving Blockbuster store in Bend," 11 Aug. 2020 Chuy is a super strict father and was completely against any kind of sleepover. Rosy Cordero,, "Scandal's Guillermo Diaz explains why he left drama behind for ABC comedy United We Fall," 3 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of sleepover

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Sep 2020

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“Sleepover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sleepover

: a party where one or more people (especially children) stay overnight at one person's house


sleep·​over | \ ˈslēp-ō-vər How to pronounce sleepover (audio) \

Kids Definition of sleepover

: an overnight stay at another's home

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