snooz·​er | \ ˈsnü-zər How to pronounce snoozer (audio) \

Definition of snoozer

1 : one that snoozes

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the supposed farce turned out to be a numbingly slow snoozer
Recent Examples on the Web In this 10-game all-SEC schedule, playing Vandy before No. 2 Alabama was destined to be a snoozer for the Aggies. Charles Hollis, al, "Dawgs QB room a mess, but will that help Auburn?," 2 Oct. 2020 Then came back-to-back snoozers in Washington, 4-1 and 8-1., "Game 1 was a terrific, 5-4, drama. The Nats broke open a close one the next night, winning, 12-3, in Houston. Then came back-to-back snoozers in Washington, 4-1 and 8-1.," 27 Oct. 2019 Still, West currently doesn’t have the resources to run costly television ads in major media markets, which is probably the most effective way to reach a mass of voters in a race that’s a snoozer. Dallas News, "Coronavirus obscures Texas Democratic Senate race against GOP incumbent John Cornyn," 22 Mar. 2020 This year’s sequel, by comparison, has the trappings of a snoozer. al, "Alabama Senate race: Intriguing theater or snoozer sequel?," 8 Jan. 2020 Furthermore, the combined Over/Under records of the two teams is 32-40 and this could be a Sunday snoozer with the Clippers motivated to defend. Geoff Clark, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "New York Knicks at Los Angeles Clippers odds, picks and best bets," 5 Jan. 2020 The flurry of early activity doesn’t mean this coming weekend will be a snoozer. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, "“Black Friday” now a two-month long discount season, but Denver small retailers are still banking on big traffic," 27 Nov. 2019 Trump’s allies think Wednesday’s initial impeachment hearing is a snoozer. Allan Smith, NBC News, "Trump allies on impeachment hearing: Boring!," 14 Nov. 2019 In contrast to big-city politics — where mayors make big salaries and city council jobs are plums — small-city elections in Detroit’s suburbs are often snoozers, with many a part-time mayor or council member running against, literally, no one. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Oakland's hot local elections: Clawson, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Troy and Southfield," 3 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of snoozer

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Snoozer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of snoozer

US, informal : something that is dull and boring

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