sleepout

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Etymology[edit]

From sleep out.

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Noun[edit]

sleepout (plural sleepouts)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand) A veranda or other outbuilding used as a sleeping area.
    • 2009, Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones, Allen & Unwin, p. 2:
      As I squeeze headfirst out of the sleepout, something invisible tugs at my legs.
  2. an organised group of people sleeping in the open, often as a form of protest or to raise public awareness of an issue such as homelessness.
  3. a holiday in Africa where travellers sleep away from their home, generally in an open air safari lodge, private home or guest house.

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