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

Definition of snoozer

1 : one that snoozes

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Examples of snoozer in a Sentence

the supposed farce turned out to be a numbingly slow snoozer
Recent Examples on the Web 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 By Louisiana standards, the race could almost be considered a bit of a snoozer, without the prostitution scandals, corruption allegations and wisecracking characters of prior elections. San Diego Union-Tribune, "GOP firepower aims to oust Democratic Louisiana governor," 8 Oct. 2019 The obvious is the 89-yard play to Beckham after a fourth down stop that, in the span of two plays, took a game that could have been 16-10 if the driving Jets could have found the endzone and turned into a 23-3 snoozer. Dan Labbe,, "What’s holding the Browns’ offense back? A closer look at Monday night’s win over the Jets," 19 Sep. 2019 And with the Fed seemingly ready at the rescue if growth falls dangerously close to zero, the likeliest outcome is a snoozer: slow and steady ahead. Washington Post, "A Slowdown Is Inevitable. But a Recession?," 5 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of snoozer

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Snoozer.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of snoozer

US, informal : something that is dull and boring

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dull or mediocre

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