snooze

verb
\ ˈsnüz How to pronounce snooze (audio) \
snoozed; snoozing

Definition of snooze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to take a nap : doze

snooze

noun

Definition of snooze (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : nap
2 : something boring or uninspiring

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms for snooze

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of snooze in a Sentence

Verb snoozed through those long winter nights under a thick down comforter she was just snoozing when she heard the knock at the door Noun took a snooze after lunch to refresh himself man, that novel is a snooze—there's not one interesting character in it
See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The pretty pink formula goes on like a cooling gel-cream and is infused with watermelon, hyaluronic acid, and AHAs that gently exfoliate and refine the look of pores as you snooze. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, "Sephora's Huge Spring Savings Sale Just Kicked Off—Here Are 10 Discounted Products You Don’t Want to Miss Out On," 9 Apr. 2021 This medium-firm bed is built with a supportive foam base that keeps your spine in a healthy posture and prevents the mattress from sagging as you snooze. Jillian Mueller, Better Homes & Gardens, "The 8 Best RV Mattresses to Help You Stay Well-Rested on the Road," 22 Mar. 2021 She's spent most of her 14 years finding the coziest places in the house to snooze away the evenings, mornings, afternoons. Connie Nelson, Star Tribune, "Looking for comfort? See if you can find your cat," 12 Mar. 2021 There are some incredible deals on all different kinds of car seats, but don't snooze on these discounts—Prime Day ends in just a few hours. Anna Lane, USA TODAY, "Amazon has deep discounts on car seats for Prime Day 2020," 14 Oct. 2020 And of course, tap the touchscreen to snooze for an extra five minutes. Laura Sutherland, CNN Underscored, "Cyber Monday: The best deals in the UK," 29 Nov. 2020 The boat features both a Bimini top for shade so guests can snooze in the fresh air or head down below to the boat’s queen-size cabin, which comes with its own bathroom and shower as well. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "This Resort Is Offering a $50,000 Sunset Yacht Ride and It Comes With Caviar and an Underwater Museum Visit," 25 Oct. 2020 The Weekender pillow is designed with ventilation channels that help keep air circulating as you snooze. Lindsey Vickers, USA TODAY, "Get this well-reviewed foam pillow for a steal during Prime Day 2020," 14 Oct. 2020 There were plenty of reasons to snooze during BYU's 48-7 drubbing of Troy on Saturday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah, too. Mike Hart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Did you see Jamaal Williams 'at' the BYU game?," 28 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The second of five College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday was a bit of a snooze-fest, with not a single team among the top seven teams changing spots from one week to the next for the first time in the history of the CFP. Eric Hansen, The Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame football remains No. 2 in playoff, schedule changes," 5 Apr. 2021 All of that snooze-worthy stuff is just a preamble for one of the episode's main events: Monica boldly passing through the Hex barrier in a trippy, dazzling, and empowering sequence. Chancellor Agard, EW.com, "Wandavision recap: Good for her," 19 Feb. 2021 People are taking advantage of working at home to snooze, and that can be a good thing. Galadriel Watson, Star Tribune, "Nap time is the new coffee break. Here's how to make the most of it.," 21 Feb. 2021 Two, eliminating the league’s two-best teams, one of which is a national championship contender, makes the WCC tournament quite a snooze. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Red All Over: Mikael Jantunen’s choice to play in EuroBasket is understandable, if not obvious," 19 Feb. 2021 Every chapter in this election has been fraught, but watching the electors was a gorgeous snooze. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "The electoral college vote was blissfully bureaucratic and boring," 15 Dec. 2020 Deep reclines during transit are typically reserved for flying business class, but BMW’s ZeroG Lounger brings the snooze-fest to the passenger seats of crossover SUVs. Dan Carney And Stan Horaczek, Popular Science, "The best car and automotive technologies of 2020," 3 Dec. 2020 But sometimes, listening to other people talk about money can be a huge snooze fest, filled with stale stock comparisons and boring bond analyses. Megan Ditrolio, Marie Claire, "The Best Finance Podcasts Out There," 11 Nov. 2020 It’s kind of a snooze on its own, but compared to the other songs on the soundtrack, even Swift’s leftovers shine. Nate Jones, Vulture, "All 179 Taylor Swift Songs, Ranked," 11 Jan. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'snooze.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of snooze

Verb

1785, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for snooze

Verb

origin unknown

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about snooze

Statistics for snooze

Last Updated

12 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Snooze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snooze. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for snooze

snooze

verb

English Language Learners Definition of snooze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal : to sleep lightly especially for a short period of time

snooze

noun

English Language Learners Definition of snooze (Entry 2 of 2)

informal
: a short period of light sleep
US : something that is dull or boring

snooze

verb
\ ˈsnüz How to pronounce snooze (audio) \
snoozed; snoozing

Kids Definition of snooze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to take a nap

snooze

noun

Kids Definition of snooze (Entry 2 of 2)

: a short sleep : nap

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on snooze

What made you want to look up snooze? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!