slugabed

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slugabed (plural slugabeds)

  1. One who lies late in bed; a sluggard.
    • 1592, Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet
      Why Lambe, why Lady, fie you sluggabed.
    • 1897, Hurton, Doomed Ship
      I found Oriana, as usual, up before me, for I always was a sad slug-a-bed.
    • 1980, Heinlein, The Number of the Beast
      You men have had baths, while Aunt Hilda and I haven't had a chance to get clean for fear of waking you slugabeds.

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