Word For The Day. "Sleepyhead"

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Synonyms: slumberous, drowsy, somnolent, etc.

  • Part of Speech: noun
  • Definition: a sleepy person
  • Transcription: /slee-pee-hed/

"Sleepyhead," often used informally, refers to a person who tends to feel drowsy or sleepy, especially when they should be awake and alert. It's a lighthearted term used to describe someone who struggles to wake up or shake off sleepiness.

Here are examples of how "Sleepyhead" can be used in sentences:

  1. Every morning, Sarah struggles to get out of bed; she's such a sleepyhead.
  2. I'm a bit of a sleepyhead myself if I don't get my full eight hours of sleep.
  3. Even after a cup of coffee, John remains a sleepyhead until mid-morning.

Understanding this playful term can add flair to your vocabulary while describing those moments when sleep seems to have a tight grip on someone, making them a "Sleepyhead."

November, 2023

Posted by Oxford Language Club

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