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

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Synonyms for snooze

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 Longer slumber leads to more dreams; people in sleep laboratories who are allowed to snooze more than 9.5 hours recall more dreams than when sleeping a typical eight hours. Tore Nielsen, Scientific American, "The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Changing Our Dreams," 16 Sep. 2020 So why can high school and college students sleep until noon, while those in their 50s and beyond struggle to snooze past sunrise? Karla Walsh, Good Housekeeping, "Quiz: Can You Spot the Aging “Facts” That Just Aren’t True?," 8 Sep. 2020 And the youngest among us, Rowdy, seemed at hunt's end to high-step his way back to the truck, his confidence brimming, and content, soon, to snooze his way home. Star Tribune, "The dawn of mourning dove season arrives," 3 Sep. 2020 My dog Apollo's self-care is to snooze on his security pizza. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Staying Apart, Together: History has its eyes on us," 7 June 2020 This unit is selling out quickly, though (on Amazon, the Space Gray version is out of stock until June 28), so don't snooze on this deal. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "The best tablet we've ever tested is back down to its lowest price," 18 June 2020 The five-level platform will also provide your kitty with plenty of spots to rest, play and snooze. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "PetSmart is having a huge sale on cat trees and more," 9 June 2020 The combination of desperation and fatigue can make products that promise to help a child snooze an easy sell. Carrie Arnold, New York Times, "Day Cares Used Dangerous Infant Sleeper After Recall," 18 Apr. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun All of those areas were once so solidly Republican, the November elections there were snooze-inducing affairs that featured little fundraising and campaigning. Tom Benning, Dallas News, "Spending in 12 key Texas U.S. House races is up 250% from 2016. Who has this ‘crazy money’?," 16 Oct. 2020 Did a guy named Brays really just take a snooze by the water and then name the bayou after himself? Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "How did Houston bayous get their names? It's a tale older than Texas," 7 Oct. 2020 Then again, the Emmy Awards shows have been kind of a snooze in recent years, so maybe the need to try something different will make this one more fun. oregonlive, "2020 Emmy Awards; ‘Last Tango in Halifax’; ‘The Masked Singer’; ‘Agents of Chaos’: TV This Week," 20 Sep. 2020 The tap-to-snooze function will be on both of these Dots as well. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Amazon’s Fall 2020 Devices launch event is happening right now," 24 Sep. 2020 Then again, the Emmy Awards shows have been kind of a snooze in recent years, so maybe the need to try something different will make this one more fun. oregonlive, "2020 Emmy Awards; ‘Last Tango in Halifax’; ‘The Masked Singer’; ‘Agents of Chaos’: TV This Week," 20 Sep. 2020 Then again, the Emmy Awards shows have been kind of a snooze in recent years, so maybe the need to try something different will make this one more fun. oregonlive, "2020 Emmy Awards; ‘Last Tango in Halifax’; ‘The Masked Singer’; ‘Agents of Chaos’: TV This Week," 20 Sep. 2020 Tuesday, August 18, 2020: Day 2 of DNC 8:18 a.m. — Could only press snooze twice today. Clarke Humphrey, refinery29.com, "I’m Joe Biden’s Online Fundraiser, I’m 28 — & This Is How I Spent My Convention Week," 21 Aug. 2020 Then again, the Emmy Awards shows have been kind of a snooze in recent years, so maybe the need to try something different will make this one more fun. oregonlive, "Fall TV 2020: Your guide to premiere dates for new and returning shows," 4 Sep. 2020

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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

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The first known use of snooze was in 1785

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8 Oct 2020

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“Snooze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snooze. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for snooze

snooze

verb
How to pronounce snooze (audio)

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

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