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Unknown. Compare Dutch snoezelen (to snooze) or Swedish snusa (to snore lightly).


  • IPA(key): /snuːz/
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  • Rhymes: -uːz


snooze (third-person singular simple present snoozes, present participle snoozing, simple past and past participle snoozed)

  1. (intransitive) To sleep, especially briefly; to nap, doze.
    The boss caught him snoozing at his desk.
  2. (transitive) To pause; to postpone for a short while.
    • 2003, Ken Slovak, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, page 110:
      It enables you to dismiss the reminder, dismiss all reminders, open the highlighted item in the Reminder dialog, and snooze the reminder. Snoozing a reminder is similar to hitting the snooze button on an alarm clock []
    • 2007, Sue Mosher, Microsoft Outlook 2007 Programming, page 359:
      Let's say you want to see all your reminders, but you don't want it to be too easy to snooze the ones for important items.
    • 2011, Dan Gookin, Bill Loguidice, Motorola ATRIX For Dummies, page 40:
      To snooze the phone, press and release the power button.

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snooze (plural snoozes)

  1. A brief period of sleep; a nap.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:sleep
    The cat enjoys taking a snooze on a sunny windowsill.
  2. (informal) The snooze button on an alarm clock.
  3. (informal) Something boring.
    The whole movie was a snooze.

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