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: 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 But now there’s good news for Isbell fans who snoozed and missed out. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "How to get tix for Jason Isbell’s sold-out music fest," 11 Sep. 2019 Since Autopilot was introduced in 2016, videos have circulated showing drivers abusing the system, including one that made the rounds last week showing a driver apparently snoozing in his Tesla while driving along the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles. Russ Mitchell, latimes.com, "The public thinks Tesla’s Autopilot is safer than it is, an insurance group says," 20 June 2019 The trick is accommodating those who want to drink and snooze at will, Joyce says. Los Angeles Times, "I took the world’s first 20-hour flight. Here’s what it did to me," 19 Oct. 2019 The Buckeyes have not even been outscored in a quarter since snoozing down the stretch of their season-opening blowout of Florida Atlanta. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "5 things we learned about Big Ten football after Week 6, including Ohio State’s supremacy and a big dog in Madison. Plus, our updated power rankings.," 6 Oct. 2019 The place is so quiet that a dog snoozes at the main entrance, undisturbed. New York Times, "Massacred at Home, in Misery Abroad, 730,000 Rohingya Are Mired in Hopelessness," 22 Aug. 2019 But when the broadcast began, Waititi was the only one who went along with the scheme, resulting in a now-classic clip of him snoozing while his name is called. Devan Coggan, EW.com, "Taika Waititi on his Jojo Rabbit Oscar nods, Baby Yoda's real name," 13 Jan. 2020 If GEDmatch is like a bank of data, right now the bank doesn’t even have a security guard snoozing by the front door. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Huge DNA Database Just Waiting for Big Ol' Hack," 6 Nov. 2019 The short person has returned to the local schoolhouse and the official mascot has resumed his usual spot in the official snoozing corner. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: The inside story of an Ebola vaccine; fewer adults received opioid prescriptions," 7 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The second half of Yale’s survey, from the Renaissance to the present, was almost always a snooze. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Yale Teaches World Art," 6 Feb. 2020 Habits are easy to maintain but difficult to stop — hitting snooze, swearing, watching YouTube. Popular Science, "Reverse your bad habits with just a handful of tiny changes," 31 Dec. 2019 These snooze pants are made from moisture-wicking Modal fabric and spandex for a soft feel, and reverse-stitching for a flatter, itch-free seam. Jessica Migala, NBC News, "18 best Valentine's Day gifts for everyone on your list 2020," 3 Feb. 2020 Here’s how to hang a hammock like a pro for your next afternoon snooze session. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "Here's How to Hang a Hammock in Your Backyard," 29 Jan. 2020 Weekends are busy, so don’t press snooze on the alarm clock. Washington Post, "On the tourist trail in Iowa," 16 Jan. 2020 August 25 Utilities are, by design, a bit of a snooze. Washington Post, "Energy Stocks Make Utilities Look Exciting," 20 Sep. 2019 Later, the bear took a snooze with his chin on a tree limb. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Like in Alaska, salmon draw in bears on Tahoe creeks," 19 Oct. 2019 Women’s ready-to-wear brand A.L.C. collaborated with the home essentials brand, Parachute to create the ideal winter snooze set. Nandi Howard, Essence, "This Silk Bed-Time Set Came Right In Time For Fall," 18 Sep. 2019

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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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23 Feb 2020

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“Snooze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snooze. Accessed 27 Feb. 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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