Sleepyhead

Term

Sleepyhead

Definition

Sleepyhead is an idiom used to describe a person who is slow to wake up or who is drowsy.

Examples

My sleepyhead brother was still in bed when I got up for school!

After a long day, I’m feeling like a real sleepyhead.

My teacher said I was a sleepyhead because I kept nodding off in class.

My friend is a real sleepyhead and can never seem to wake up in the mornings.

Origin

The origin of the idiom ‘sleepyhead’ is uncertain. It may have originated in the early 19th century, with the first known use in 1819.

FAQs

Q: What does sleepyhead mean?

A: ‘Sleepyhead’ is an idiom used to describe a person who is slow to wake up or who is drowsy.