sleepy·​head | \ ˈslē-pē-ˌhed How to pronounce sleepyhead (audio) \

Definition of sleepyhead

: a sleepy person

Examples of sleepyhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rumble from the available 5.7-liter V-8 is unlike anything else in the segment (save for the Durango), and the V-6 is no sleepyhead either. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 6 May 2022

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First Known Use of sleepyhead

1577, in the meaning defined above

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14 May 2022

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“Sleepyhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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